Wilko bargain-hunters warned over online scams

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South Yorkshire Police said it had received 19 reports of people falling victim to online scams.

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Police are warning online shoppers to be vigilant after reports of customers losing hundreds of pounds on a bogus website for collapsed retailer Wilko.

PC Angela Senior said: “Across August and September, we received 19 reports of this scam, with victims losing up to £200 as a result."We know how tempting discounts and clearance sales can be, however, we encourage people to stop and query whether the deal is too good to be true before they make a purchase."

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