Christmas Gift Scams on Social Media

Searching for a Christmas bargain on social media? Keep your eyes open for deals/prices that seem “too good to be true”.

Staffordshire Police are advising that criminals may advertise low prices for popular items that are sold out everywhere else to trick you into parting with your money. Often, the goods advertised don’t exist, with images taken from genuine sellers to convince you otherwise.

Before making any purchases, read online reviews to check the seller is genuine.
Paying by bank transfer provides you with less protection, so it’s important that you use a secure method when making payments. Consider paying by credit card for purchases over £100.

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