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Shoppers warned of 'too good to be true' Black Friday deals

Cambridgeshire police is warning shoppers to stay alert of ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’ deals. 
Shoppers have been asked to stay alert of 'unrealistic' Black Friday deals (Picture: PA Media)

This comes after An Action Fraud campaign which launched on Monday, November 23, is asking people to be cautious of “too good to be true” deals.  

According to figures from Action Fraud, online shopping fraud has increased by 30% since the start of the pandemic. 

It’s important to be alert to phishing emails, text messages and social media posts offering well below market prices on desirable items. 

For more information on fraud awareness, visit the force’s website

Cambridgeshire Constabulary are hosting a Facebook Live Q&A session with Cyber Security Advisor, Nigel Sutton on Thursday, at 7pm. Interested residents have been invited to attend the session.