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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE ~ STAY SAFE WHEN SHOPPING ONLINE THIS CHRISTMAS.

  • Posted On: 1 December 2020
  • Author: Colburn
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE ~  STAY SAFE WHEN SHOPPING ONLINE THIS CHRISTMAS.

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🎀Last Christmas, people gave fraudsters their cash,

And the very next second, it was gone in a flash.

This year, to save you from tears,

Please follow our guide to shop safely, safely...

🎼Whilst this might not be the best version of Wham's classic Christmas song, we hope it's got your attention! Online shopping is a glittering, golden opportunity for fraudsters and last year the average victim lost nearly £800 to internet shopping scams. We're on a mission to keep your cash safe so please follow our online shopping safety tips:

πŸ”’1. Ensure any website you visit is secure - look for the padlock icon on the web address bar and check it starts 'https'

πŸ”‘2. Use strong passwords and 2 factor authentication where possible.

πŸ•΅οΈ3. Use legitimate retailers, check independent reviews and if you're buying an expensive item, check the manufacturer's list of authorised distributors.

πŸ’³4. Pay with a credit card where possible and a secure payment provider like Paypal if you can.

πŸ‘€5. Be vigilant for fake or 'spoof' websites which cleverly imitate legitimate retailers.

πŸ“˜6. Know your consumer rights

πŸ‘7. Trust your instincts - if something looks too good to be true, it's likely to be exactly that!

#FraudFreeXmas

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