Moment alleged 'serial scammer' grabs a mobile phone he said he wanted to buy ... trends now

Moment alleged 'serial scammer' grabs a mobile phone he said he wanted to buy ... trends now
Moment alleged 'serial scammer' grabs a mobile phone he said he wanted to buy ... trends now

Moment alleged 'serial scammer' grabs a mobile phone he said he wanted to buy ... trends now

An alleged serial scammer went on a four-month crime spree where he use a popular online marketplace to trick victims into trying to sell him goods, according to police.  

The Melbourne man, who is in custody, faces 65 charges including over the alleged snatch and grab of a $2000 mobile phone two months ago that he pretended to be interesting in buying from sellers on Facebook's Marketplace.

Footage of the incident shows the man meeting two men under the alleged pretext of buying the phone but instead grabbing it from the seller's hand and dashing down the street. 

Monash University Professor of  Department of Software Systems & Cybersecurity Nigel Phair told "Seven news that not all theft involving online platforms was high tech.

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