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Online Shopping Fraud

Alert message sent 15/11/2021 14:53:00

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Crime Prevention Advice

Online Shopping Fraud

If you're purchasing goods and services from a company or person you don't know and trust, carry out some research first. Look up reviews of the company and ask trusted friends and family members if they have heard of it before.

Be wary of unsolicited emails and texts offering questionably good deals, and never respond to messages that ask for your personal and financial details.

Avoid paying for goods by bank transfer as that offers you little protection if you become a victim of fraud. Instead, use a credit card or payment service such as Paypal if possible.

Brigg Neighbourhood Policing Team.

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Kevin Horsfall (Police, Pcso, Communities Team North Lincs, Brigg Police Station, Brigg & Wolds Ward)

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