Hackney Police release CCTV image of email scam suspect

The man police want to speak to in relation to an email scam

The man police want to speak to in relation to an email scam - Credit: Archant

Hackney Police have released an image of a man believed to be based in Stamford Hill or Stoke Newington who they would like to talk to in relation to an email scam.

He is believed to be based in the north of the borough in the Stoke Newington and Stamford Hill area.

Victims have been contacted by email and told they have won £1,000,000.

However, they are told they need to pay an initial release fee before the money can be transferred to them.

A Hackney police spokeswoman said: “This is quite an old, common scam but it seems people are still being enticed by the promise of instant wealth.

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She urged anyone who has fallen victim to a scam to contact the authorities.

Remember, if you are a victim of a scam or an attempted scam, however minor, there may be hundreds or thousands of others in a similar position.

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Your information may form part of one big jigsaw and may be vital to completing the picture.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Joe Jardine of Hackney’s payback unit, on 0207 275 3201 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting reference number 4630300/12.

Alternatively email: hackneypolice@met.police.uk quoting the reference number.

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