Police are reminding people to be wary of online sales following a scam where a man from Ipswich was conned.
The victim, a male in his late 20s, put a graphics memory card on a Facebook site for sale and a male agreed to buy it on Monday 28 June.
The male attended the address and agreed to purchase the item. He then used an app on his phone to transfer money to the victim. However, the victim states the app was a fake one as, although the transaction appeared to go through from the suspect’s phone, payment never reached the victim’s account.
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Anyone who knows who the suspect was or has experienced a similar fraud recently should contact Suffolk police, quoting crime reference 37/34821/21.
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