Booze scammers target bottle stores

first_imgA local business almost fell foul of a new scam in which liquor outlets are requested to pay a fee for the renewal of their liquor licence.Alarm bells were triggered after the owner received an SMS requesting that he make a deposit of R250 for the renewal of his liquor licence.After verifying matters with the National Liquor Board, he discovered that the bank details provided in the SMS were not those of the Liquor Authority.In the interests of their safety, police advise liquor outlets that receive such an SMS to first verify the bank details before handing over any money and to ensure that they contact the Liquor Authority in order to verify the contents of the SMS. DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img