Roadside scams warning

Police are warning drivers about a series of scams on roadsides around Hampshire.

Police beware: Motorists warned of conmen

Hampshire Police
Hampshire Police are warning of conmen targeting motorists Credit: PA Images

Police in Hampshire have released a list of roads where conmen have been targeting motorists.

They include:

The B340, Winchester; Southwood Road, Farnborough and the A287 at North Warnborough. The A287 Odiham; A30 Sutton Scotney; A30 Yateley; A303 Dummer, near Basingstoke; A303 Sutton Scotney; A3057 Stockbridge; A3093 Picket Twenty, Andover.

The A34 Kings Worthy; A34 Litchfield, Whitchurch; A35 Ashhurst; B2070 Buriton, Petersfield; B3349 South Warnborough; Blackdam roundabout, A30 Basingstoke; Broughton Road, Chattis Hill, Stockbridge; Bullington Lane, Sutton Scotney.

Dukes Road, Gosport; Ower Roundabout, A36, Ower; Romsey Road, Winchester; Shorefield Road, Downton; Tot Hill Services, A34 Burghclere; Walworth Industrial Estate, Pilgrims Way, Andover; Wellington Avenue, Aldershot; Winchester Road, Andover and Winchester Road, Twyford.

On the motorways:

Junction 10, M3, Chilcomb; Junction 12B M3 Otterbourne; Junction 9A M27 Fareham; M27 Park Gate; M27 Segensworth; Junction 6, M3 Basingstoke; M3 Farnborough, Hook and Hook Common; M3 Kempshott and Old Basing; M3 Southampton; M3 Winchester.

Motorists told: Beware of the conmen

Police in Hampshire are warning motorists to beware of a gang of people who are targeting drivers in lay-bys. There have been 65 reports so far, particularly along the M3, M27 and A303.

The conmen attempt to flag down motorists, often claiming they are out of fuel. They say they have no cash or have lost or left their wallet elsewhere - and will offer gold jewellery or, in some cases, a watch in exchange for money.

Detective Superintendent Paul Barton said: "Sadly, some people willingly handed over cash thinking the offer would benefit them. However the gold is fake, often highly polished copper made to look like gold. The goods they offer are practically worthless."**

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