FRAUD officials have warned of an online shopping scam with has seen victims across South Yorkshire in recent weeks.

Offenders make contact with sellers about an item for sale, saying they will pay by bank transfer after seeing the goods.

They then ask the victim to input details on a banking app, saying the funds may take 24 hours to be transferred.

Sgt Gavin Johnson, from South Yorkshire Police’s fraud team, said: “Sadly, the funds never appear in the victim’s account as a ‘fake’ banking app has been used. This means the seller has lost the goods and has not received any money for them.”

Report scams to Action Fraud on 0300 123 20 40 or at


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