Suspected of online cell phone fraud

North Yorkshire officers want to speak to this man (pictured) about the incident in York last month.

Suspect of online mobile phone fraud

A spokesperson said the suspect fraudulently purchased a cell phone from a sales website on November 19.

He then went to the seller’s address and showed them a fake wire transfer that appeared to be the funds sent to the seller’s bank account.

The man picked up the phone but the money was never credited to the seller’s bank account and it became clear that the suspect had given a false name and details.

The spokesperson said: “We are asking for the assistance of the public to help establish all the circumstances surrounding the incident.

In particular, we are requesting information on the suspect shown in this image as we believe he may have information that could aid the investigation.

Anyone who can help or have information about the incident should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Graeme Potts; or by email to [email protected]

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Cite the North Yorkshire Police NYP reference number – 19112021-0259.

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