Fake Buyers Turned Thieves Are Targeting Online Sales Sites

Warning from Queensland Police

Fake Buyers Turned Thieves Are Targeting Online Sales Sites

Police are urging South East Queenslanders to be extra careful when selling products, especially iPhones, via social media or online sales sites. 

The warning comes after detectives noticed a jump in the number of reports to police about a person arranging to meet the seller of an iPhone. When the two people meet up, the so-called 'buyer' asks to see the phone, and then immediately runs off. 

Queensland police saying extra caution is needed. 

"Asking for identification before handing over any products or meeting in a secure public place can decrease the chances of someone potentially becoming a victim of these crimes."

Anyone who may have any information in relation to these matters can contact Police Link on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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