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Leather jacket scam

21 Sep 2019 7:54pm

Police are highlighting a recent scam and warn the community.

Police have had two reports of a man in the eastern suburbs claiming to be Italian and needing help with directions. The man claims he works for a luxury brand and presents a business card.

The man then offers to sell unsuspected buyers a fake branded leather jacket.  He states that he needs to sell before flying to Milan.

It is a good reminder that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is, and to never hand over sensitive information, including credit card details to unknown sources.

For more information on other types of scams that are affecting South Australians and prevention advice, head over to

The public are urged to be careful when dealing with uninvited contacts from people or businesses, whether it's over the phone, by mail, email, in person or on a social networking site.

Make independent checks before providing any money - and when in doubt ring the organisation yourself for confirmation.

Unfortunately scams are everywhere.  They target people of all backgrounds, ages and income levels across Australia.  Some scams can be quite elaborate and the offenders can be very persuasive.

For more information about how to protect yourself, please visit the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s ScamWatch website: