Buyers have misplaced lots of of kilos after being conned by a web site pretending to be that of troubled retailer Wilko.
South Yorkshire Police stated that they had obtained 19 studies of individuals shedding money to a faux website.
The Excessive Avenue chain collapsed into administration in August.
PC Angela Senior stated: “Sadly, cyber scammers are sometimes excellent at making faux buying web sites look life like.”
PC Senior stated the studies had been obtained in August and September with every sufferer shedding as much as £200 consequently.
“It’s actually necessary that folks stay vigilant to the truth that these faux web sites are on the market and make the required checks earlier than making any purchases,” she added.
A power spokesperson stated: “We all know how tempting reductions and clearance gross sales might be, nevertheless, we encourage folks to cease and question whether or not the deal is simply too good to be true earlier than they make a purchase order.”
The spokesperson suggested web shoppers to analysis retailers earlier than buying.
All 400 Wilko shops throughout the UK had been as a consequence of shut by the top of October.
Greater than 12,000 workers had been made redundant consequently.