Posted: Wed 23rd Jun 2021

Updated: Wed 23rd Jun

Police issue warning over Facebook caravan and campervan sales scam after victims conned out of money

North Wales news and information

Police have issued a warning over a caravan and campervan sales scam being run via Facebook.

Officers in North Wales have received multiple reports from people who have paid a deposit for a caravan which was being sold on Facebook but turned out to be a scam.

The seller claimed that the caravan was in the Colwyn Bay area and once the victims pay the deposit all contact was stopped.

Victims have been urged to pay a deposit to secure the sale as there is a lot of interest and then unfortunately lose their money.

North Wales Police said: “When buying on Facebook don’t let a seller pressure you into buying a product, pay via Paypal (but not via friends and family) or cash on collection – not via bank transfer – and be wary of requests for large deposits.

“If you suspect fraudulent selling on Facebook please report it to ourselves or via action fraud.”

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