Sidmouth cheque fraud warning

PUBLISHED: 18:01 23 October 2009 | UPDATED: 10:49 18 June 2010

POLICE are warning people to be cautious when accepting payment by cheque for vehicles or high value items.

POLICE are warning people to be cautious when accepting payment by cheque for vehicles or high value items.

The advice comes after a spate of fraud type incidents where cars have been advertised for sale and have been purchased by cheques which have subsequently bounced.

Police recommend not to release the goods until the cheque has cleared which can take up to three working days.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Sidmouth Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Sidmouth Herald