That's the message from local police who are making the public aware of three recent instances in Luton where would-be buyers have tricked the owners into doing something that has enabled the visitor to simply drive-off with the vehicle.
"Beware of confidence tricksters! "
One seller was made to look in the boot while the visitor sat in the driver seat and simply drove the car way. A second victim was tricked into checking the parking lights, while a third victim was asked to produce paperwork.
Houghton Regis Cllr Alan Winter said, "From the examples given it seems that the best advice would be to never let the visitor have access to your vehicle's keys if you are not also sitting in the car."
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