According to publication, a man who thought he was
buying a laptop was conned into paying £400 for a
bottle of water.
The victim was approached by a man who showed
him a grey rucksack containing a brand new laptop
and a mobile phone.
But when the victim went to the ATM to get cash,
the fraudster swapped the gadgets for a bottle of
water before handing over the bag in exchange for
money and driving off.
Officers are appealing for information on the
incident which took place in Swindon on Thursday.
A Wiltshire Police spokesperson said:‘At this time of
year many families will feel under pressure to try to
afford Christmas and may be looking for deals to
‘However, there are many criminals out there ready
to exploit this and unfortunately, this victim fell prey
to this fraudster, leaving him seriously out of
‘If it looks too good to be true it probably is.’