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Police are warning motorists on the A483 and A55 to be on their guard against a scam which involves a motorist claiming to have run out of petrol.

There have been a number of incidents on the A483 near Ruabon and Wrexham in recent weeks where a car is parked towards the top of A483 off slips, usually with the bonnet propped open.

The male motorist flags down cars claiming to be out of fuel and without access to cash.

He will offer to sell jewellery in return for cash or just ask for £10 or £20 and will then offer to give the motorist a ring, which looks silver or gold, as a token of appreciation.

A similar scam has been reported in other parts of the country including Shropshire.

Suspected fraud can be reported on the Action Fraud website http://www.actionfraud.police.uk