"Aflac" Street Scam Alert

Watch out for this scam! Police say that the gang usually comprises four members, one adult and three younger ones.

While the three youths, all appearing sweet and innocent, divert their "mark" (or intended target) with a show of friendliness, the fourth -- the eldest -- sneaks in from behind the person's back to expertly rifle through his or her pockets or handbag for any valuables being carried.

This photo, taken from CCTV, shows the brazen street gang in operation:

Police have dubbed the technique the "Aflac Scam".

(For the visually impaired, the photo shows a woman in the street stooped down to pet three baby ducklings. Meanwhile, the ducks' mother is behind her back, its beak in her purse, pulling out a wad of cash.)

Posted October 9, 2015

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