Warning of online shopping fraud

Published: 23 August 2023


Thames Valley Police is seeing a high number of fraudulent offences involving the selling of items online and through social media.

In the past 13 months, data provided by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau shows that there have been 2,925 victims within the Thames Valley who have been targeted in this particular type of fraud. This is 21% of all different types of fraud which has resulted in losses of £2.3million.

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