POLICE WARNING OVER LATEST ONLINE AND PHONE SCAMS – Island Echo

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Hampshire Constabulary has revealed details of some of the latest online and telephone scams that have been reported in the region.

Recently, many of us may have found ourselves spending more time online – whether that be socialising or purchasing items via online auction and social media platforms such as Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree.

On some occasions, unsuspecting buyers are purchasing items online and sending money to who they perceive are genuine sellers via PayPal, but then do not receive the products they’ve purchased.

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Over the last two weeks (23 September – 5 October) there have been 14 reports across Hampshire relating to PayPal issues, whereby money has been obtained fraudulently, resulting in losses of over £3,800.

If you are purchasing items from someone unknown to you and they request payment via PayPal, then please be aware that there is an option to select…

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