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Scam warning after people pretending to be deaf try to sell cards

Deaf Action New Zealand, a group which advocates for our country's deaf population, is warning the public about a scam involving selling fake sign language cards.

Posting on their Facebook page last night, the organisation said people pretending to be deaf have been soliciting the public for money by attempting to sell cards which have the alphabet in sign language printed on them.

The scammers are charging $5 per card.

A number of people have been approached by sellers in the Auckland and Wellington areas.

"There seems to be a group travelling around New Zealand making money from these cards," the post said.

"They are not affiliated with any deaf organisation, club or group within the deaf community."

Deaf Action New Zealand says the police are now involved and if the public are approached by people trying to sell the cards then they should call the police.

Scammers pretending to be deaf are attempting to sell these cards to the public.
Scammers pretending to be deaf are attempting to sell these cards to the public. Source: 1 NEWS