HAMPSHIRE police are warning of a scam involving iTunes vouchers.

In the scam, victims are being asked to buy large numbers of iTunes vouchers so their serial numbers can then be passed over the phone to the fraudster for the numbers to be sold on.

Police say the fraudster will use a story to get their victim to buy the vouchers including them owing money to Inland Revenue, the vouchers are payment for goods or service or investment opportunities, or that the vouchers are fraudulent and the victim is helping a police investigation by buying them to be checked.

A message from the police via the Hampshire Alert service read: "If you see any person, usually elderly but this is not exclusive, looking either confused at the vouchers stand, or buying a large amount, please take a moment to talk to them.

"They may have been told to give you a reason for the purchase, as directed by the fraudster. Tell them you think they may be involved in a scam and you want to help."

Call 101 to report any instances of the scam.