40,000 people have fallen victim to online shopping fraud this year

By: Gyarmati Orsolya Date: 2020. 10. 26. 08:01

Online shopping fraud has skyrocketed during the pandemic as more than 40,000 people fell victim within the first half of 2020.

According to new data from Finder.com online shopping and auction fraud jumped 37 per cent between January and June, seeing more than £29.7 million lost to scammers.

The data, which was acquired via a freedom of information request, also suggests most of these cases were for big ticket items with the average loss per case topping £700.

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