Police have released a CCTV image of a man who might be able to help their enquiries following incidents in Hemel Hempstead.
Numerous victims have allegedly been scammed via Facebook Marketplace, with the suspects turning up to collect items and showing an image of a bank transfer on their phone which has then failed to materialise. An alleged offence has also been identified in Luton, and Bedfordshire.
PC Christopher Short said: “We’ve already arrested a 23 year old man from Luton on suspicion of two counts of fraud by false representation but our enquiries are continuing. We believe the person pictured could have vital information and we are keen to speak to him.
“If you recognise him, or have information yourself, please call the non-emergency number 101 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting crime reference 41/9575/22. If you think you have been the victim of a similar incident please also get in touch.”