London restaurants warned over dry-cleaning scam

22 August 2007 by
London restaurants warned over dry-cleaning scam

London restaurants should beware a letter requesting payment for a bogus dry-cleaning incident.

Galvin Bistrot Deluxe on Baker Street recently received correspondence asking it to reimburse a £7 dry-cleaning bill after a waiter apparently spilt drink on a diner's shirt then promised the restaurant would cover any costs.

The bill was sent with a letter outlining details of the accident requesting reimbursement to be sent to Shipu Miah at an East London address.

Galvin Bistrot de Luxe's communications manager Clare Gorry said: "We carefully log any such incidents and no spillages were reported on the given date, nor is there any record of the claimant visiting the restaurant."

She added: "It is clearly a photocopy that they send to hundreds of restaurants."

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