The Age UK Cheshire East East Scams Awareness Team are sharing advice for spotting and avoiding online shopping scams this Christmas.
Shopping online gives us a wide choice of goods and can save us time. While most buyers and sellers are genuine, fraudsters use online shopping for scams because they can hide their identity, and target many victims at the same time.
According to Action Fraud, online shopping fraud cost shoppers £15.4 million over the Christmas period last year, with over 28,000 people being scammed.
Online shopping scams come in many forms - on websites, social media or through emails and texts. All are designed to steal your money, bank details or personal information.
If you would like more information about how to spot, avoid and report all types of scams, why not come along to one of the scams awareness events at the Guild for Lifelong Learning next year.
Wednesday 16 February in a classroom - 2pm-3.30pm
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Feb 16, 2021 02:00pm - 3:30pm