Black Friday & Cyber Monday – How to avoid online shopping fraud


My name is Andy Fox and I am the Financial Abuse Safeguarding Officer attached to the Economic Crime Unit at North Yorkshire Police.

With the country placed into another lockdown I know many of you will be increasing your online shopping in the run up to Christmas. Fraudsters are aware of this and I do expect to see a rise in online fraud over the next couple of months. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are now established retail events which will see North Yorkshire residents spend millions of pounds online.

North Yorkshire Police are hosting an online event in partnership with North Yorkshire Trading Standards which will be your opportunity to learn about the types of online shopping fraud currently operating, how to spot them and how to stay safe.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions to a panel of experts from North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Trading Standards

This online event will be conducted over Microsoft Teams. Do not worry if you do not have Teams installed on your computer. All attendees will be sent a link and you will join the meeting through your web browser. Full details will be circulated to all those attending prior to the event.

This is the second of these types of events I have organised. The first one back in September was well attended and the feedback was very positive.

This online event will take place on Wednesday 25th November 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

  If you wish to attend please click on the link below.


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