Police warn drivers of roadside scams around Hampshire

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The scammers generally operate in lay-bys on main routes and junctions, especially the M3, M27 and A303.

They attempt to flag down motorists, often claiming they are out of fuel. They state they have no cash or have lost or left their wallet elsewhere and will offer gold jewellery or, in some cases, a watch in exchange for money.

Of the 65 incidents reported to police, motorists were conned out of cash on 11 occasions. The amounts of cash vary from £10 up to £200 on one occasion.

February 27, 2013 |

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