Well this is a new one. Beware!
An elderly woman in Italy has been robbed by well-dressed bandits who convinced her to part with around $2000, saying her notes had been contaminated with a deadly virus.
She said the women identified themselves as health department officials and asked the woman if she had withdrawn her monthly pension, saying that a number of banknotes in circulation were contaminated with a deadly virus.
The women then offered to take the woman’s notes, promising to decontaminate and return them.
Needless to say, they didn’t return the money.
This is becoming an increasingly more common scam in Italy, with the victims being primarily the elderly.
And this is not just a popular scam in Italy, but we’ve covered stories from all over the world about similar types of money scams. Usually, the “cleansing” is more spiritual than viral, as these scams most often have some kind of paranormal and/or supernatural twist, such as a “curse”.
Tip: Graham Donald