|We have received two reports of online shopping scams targeting residents in Kent.
One resident spent £2,000 purchasing furniture online, but never received the goods. Another resident paid for a crossbow (age-restricted item) and submitted ID documents as proof of age – they did not receive the item and are now concerned they may be a victim of identity theft.
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Report scams to Citizens Advice on 0808 223 1133. With the Cost of Living Crisis many of us are looking for bargains, it can make us vulnerable to scams. Always take the time to think carefully and research the company you are buying from.