Fraud appealin Brisbane city

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to assist with inquiries in relation to multiple fraud offences.

The man purchased a laptop through an online platform and sent the seller a fake bank transfer confirmation. The seller posted the laptop to a parcel locker at the buyer’s request.

The seller then realised the bank transfer did not occur and attempted to have the laptop returned.

The buyer then pretended to be the seller and collected the laptop from Ann Street in Brisbane City on January 8 this year.

Footage shows the man collecting the laptop shortly after 4pm.

Investigators believe the same man has fraudulently used the identity of another man to open a number of mobile phone accounts.

Police are appealing for anyone who recognises the man or has further information to contact police

Members of the public who use social media and online platforms to sell items are being asked to take precautions and be vigilant when doing so.

Investigators are continuing.

For further information on personal safety:

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.

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