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Local Police detects attempts in Jumilla Scam hug (03/08/2016)

Local Police Jumilla detected in recent days some scam attempts hug, so alert the public about this crime that aims robbery elderly jewelry or money.

The so-called cuddly or hug scam is to subtract the neglect jewelry and valuables to people, mostly elderly, which embrace by surprise scammers pretending to know.

These people are often hailed on the street starting a conversation with them that goes from asking for a street, ask for money for any false association and even offering sexual favors.

What they want with that brief conversation is be pleasant and win the trust of their victims.

After talking to them, what they are doing is to look at the victim so they can rob it, to finish affectionately hugging the person elected as a thank you for your attention and, at that time, when they act and subtract in record time bracelets , necklaces, watches or purse itself.

Usually burglars are women, and while they act, closely expects a man in a car that helps them quickly flee with stolen belongings.

The chief officer of the local police, Antonio Luis Mula, said that: "These groups are increasingly common in all cities and although we should not live in fear or fear, we do have to be alert because they are real professionals theft".

Source: Ayuntamiento de Jumilla

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