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Black Friday alert

Alert message sent 23/11/2017 12:37:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

 We all love a bargain, but please be cautious whilst shopping online this Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If an online offer looks too good to be true, it probably is. There are a number of simple tips to help spot a fake site:


  • Sense check the domain name
  • Are the prices too good to be true?
  • Never pay by bank transfer – legitimate sites will accept payment via usual methods, such as bank card and PayPal
  • Check the Terms and Conditions, and policies are clear and fair
  • Read online reviews of the company and its products to check for customer satisfaction ratings (Trustpilot, Feefo)


See how the Webbs, a.k.a the unluckiest family in the world, fall foul to these risks, and learn how to avoid them, in our new video


For advice on staying safe online visit

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Charlotte Redman (Police, Press officer, Thames Valley Police)

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