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Police in Coleraine are currently investigating an incident in which a person offers a high-spec mobile phone for sale

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A mobile phone selling scam is doing the rounds in the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough.

Police in Coleraine are currently investigating an incident in which a person offers a high-spec mobile phone for sale.

A spokesperson said ‘In this type of fraud the seller shows a high-spec phone that is fully working and even invites the potential buyer to place their sim card in it and check all is in order.

With the checks complete, cash is then handed over, however at the same time the working high-spec mobile phone is swapped for a counterfeit phone and handed to the buyer.

It is only when the seller leaves and the buyer checks their brand new purchase that they realise they have been defrauded and now have a cheap copy of the phone they tested and tried to buy.

If you are offered the latest mobile phone at a price that is too good to be true, ask yourself why it is so cheap? We are aware of similar incidents in other places so help spread the word and make sure you aren’t caught out.’

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