October 20, 2021

More Chadwell Heath restaurants targeted by Just Eat scam

More restaurants in Chadwell Heath’s High Road have reported falling victim to scammers exploiting a loophole in Just Eat’s systems to get free food. 

Last month, the Recorder reported on the Sweet Town and Grill restaurant’s battle with the so-called “chew and screw” scam, which sees fraudsters set up brand new Just Eat accounts – often under false names – to make large orders.  

After the food is delivered, users can report being “unhappy with their order” to Just Eat without submitting any evidence. 

According to business owners, these refund requests cannot be rejected if they wish to accept new orders. 

Just Eat said it has robust anti-fraud systems in place and insists such scams are rare. 

However, a number of other restaurants on the same road in Chadwell Heath have spoken out about being plagued by the same problem. 

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