Three Portsmouth men arrested as part of police crackdown on web fraud

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THREE men have been arrested following a police operation targeting online fraud.

A 26-year-old from Portsmouth has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud.

A 27-year-old man and a 33-year-old man, also from Portsmouth, have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and acquire/use/possess criminal property.

All three men, who were arrested by officers from Hampshire’s economic crime unit, have been bailed until January 26 next year.

High value consumer goods, including designer watches, jewellery and smart phones have been recovered.

Police advise members of the public not to allow anyone to use their bank accounts to transfer money, or to allow people to use their address to receive regular deliveries.

Residents have also been urged to never give out personal information or log on details over the phone.

Anyone who has been the victim of fraud should report it to Action Fraud either on 0300 123 2040, or online at actionfraud.police.uk