Rougham: Warning given by police over payment with online vouchers

POLICE today sent out a warning for vigilance when making payments using online vouchers after a woman from Rougham was cheated out of money.

The woman used a ‘U Kash’ voucher to pay for a tent she purchased through a seller advertising on the ‘Gumtree’ website.

Despite the seller promising to arrange delivery through Parcel Force, the item did not arrive and Parcel Force had no record of the item.

It can be difficult to trace money once it has been used to pay for online vouchers, such as ‘U Kash’, making the system ideal for fraudsters.

Police are urging web users to use standard bank transfers instead and to research any online seller or site as much as thoroughly as possible.

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