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Lichfield and Burntwood shoppers urged to take extra care during Black Friday sales

Shoppers in Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to take extra care when trying to bag a bargain on Black Friday.

Sue Arnold

Sue Arnold

With millions of people across the UK expected to go online and take advantage of a deal, Staffordshire Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner has warned shoppers to take extra care.

Estimates suggest that £1.96billion will be spent during the sales.

Deputy Commissioner Sue Arnold said: “Unfortunately some of us will fall victim to online fraudsters who create bogus websites to advertise counterfeit goods and services that are often poor quality or are unsafe, or will never be delivered.

“We have launched the Cyber Safe Staffordshire initiative to help people and businesses across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent avoid becoming victims.”

For more information visit the Cyber Safe Staffordshire website.

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