Suppliers warn over bogus orders scammer

Several suppliers have been the victim of bogus order scam from a firm posing as Toys Direct.
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John Crane, Learning Curve, Brainstorm and other suppliers have both received orders from someone calling themselves Alex Barber from Toys Direct and also Jac in a Box, Macclesfield, and using the email address

The scam involves ordering goods and then asking to pick them up directly by van instead of having them delivered. The police have been informed.

Toys Direct boss Brian Parrish confirmed: "We don't allow anyone to collect in our name, we always have products delivered."




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