POLICE are investigating a number of instances the place sellers of cell phones have had the telephone stolen.

Sellers beware when involves cell phones.

In these incidents, sellers organized to fulfill a purchaser to finish a sale. The customer asks for the telephone to be unlocked to ensure it really works accurately, after which they steal it.

Police imagine the stolen telephones might then be used conduct different offences. In some instances social media accounts have been hijacked and knowledge, together with private data, was taken.

Anybody promoting items on-line is urged to take precautions that guarantee their private security and that of their property.

This contains:

  • Selecting a well-lit public space the vendor is acquainted with, the place CCTV is working
  • Keep away from assembly in weak areas together with the customer or vendor’s residence, automobile parks or taking part in fields, particularly after darkish
  • Don’t meet alone, take a pal or member of the family
  • Plan an exit technique if issues don’t really feel proper

Anybody who has been a sufferer of current incidents, or who has data, ought to name 1800 333000.

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Ian Meikle, editor