SCAM ALERT: CONSUMERS WARNED OF ONLINE SCAMS AHEAD OF BLACK FRIDAY

With Black Friday and Christmas approaching, criminals are again stepping up their efforts to take advantage of consumers searching for bargains. Social media platforms, online market places and auction websites are increasingly used by criminals to carry out these purchase scams, where a customer pays in advantage for goods or services that are never received. … Continued

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BLOG: Bargain or a scam? Take Five

Black Friday is widely seen as a great opportunity to score deals on expensive electrical goods and designer items, or to finally purchase that expensive footwear you’ve had your eye on for a while at a discounted price. However, it is also many criminals’ favourite time of the year to trick people into purchasing things … Continued

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CONSUMERS WARNED OF ONLINE SCAMS AHEAD OF BLACK FRIDAY

With more customers likely to shop online on Black Friday due to social distancing restrictions, UK Finance urges the public to be on the lookout for online scams. Latest intelligence suggests a recent rise in purchase scams on Christmas gifts and home improvement products, as more people stay at home and shop online. Consumers should … Continued

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