Advice from Humberside Police:
Are you thinking of buying a big purchase such as a campervan or caravan online?
Have you seen the perfect mobile home for you and your family to head off on a staycation this year?
Please be careful and make sure the item you are looking for is legitimate.
We want you to be able to buy safely and with confidence. Try and use a seller recommended to you or one you know to be above board.
If you in any doubt at all, walk away – TAKE FIVE – JUST TAKE FIVE MINUTES TO THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT AND CONSIDER YOUR OPTIONS.
What to look out for when buying large items online:
Does the advert seem too good to be true?
Are they asking for bank details and personal information?
Are they sending messages and emails with links?
Are they asking for a deposit or fee before viewing the vehicle?
If you have been a victim of fraud, if you have bought a vehicle, campervan or caravan online and think you have been scammed then call Action Fraud to report it.
Together we can help prevent others being scammed and catch those responsible for causing misery to others.