Saturday, July 4, 2009

Beware of Door-to-Door Perfume Sellers

BBC News [UK]
4 July 2009

Burglary scent scam 'urban myth'

Police in Hull have reassured the public after an urban myth has surfaced about a new burglary method which involves perfume sellers.

Reports have being circulated on mobile phone messages that would-be thieves are knocking on doors in the area with perfume samples.

When the samples are smelt, a person is knocked unconscious and the thief is then free to burgle the property. [...]