A fraudster who made thousands of pounds selling football tickets he did not have on social media has been jailed for 2 years and 11 months after an investigation by the Met Police.
Hussayn Hirani, 24, pleaded guilty to 28 counts of fraud by false representation at Harrow Crown Court last Thursday.
Hirani was taking images of real football tickets posted by other users on social media, and advertising them for sale on Twitter.
Once sold, victims would be asked to make payment into bank accounts belonging to friends and associates of Hirani. The cash would be then be withdrawn at a later date and handed back to him. No tickets were ever sent to the buyers.
Met Police and Action Fraud working in partnership
Hirani was arrested after a lengthy investigation was carried out by the Met’s Fraud and Linked Crime Online (FALCON) that used Action Fraud reports to link the fraudster to other crimes. Met Police detectives also discovered that Hirani sold fake Wimbledon and concert tickets. He defrauded...
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