SAFETY advice has been issued by police ahead of Black Friday (November 26) as criminals attempt to take advantage of our keenness to bag a bargain.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great opportunities to take advantage of some great deals on various products.

However, North Wales Police are warning that it is also a great time for criminals to take advantage and try to scam members of the public.

Here is some advice issued by the force on how to keep yourself safe when buying products on Black Friday:

  • Remember to avoid those who encourage/push you to make payments outside of normal secure payment options.
  • Do your research and read online reviews to check websites and sellers are genuine
  • Where possible, use a credit card when making purchases over £100 and up to £30,000 as you receive protection under Section 75 of the Credit Consumer Act.

You could also get your money back if:

  • The product or service is faulty
  • The company you bought the product or service from breaks their contract with you
  • The company you bought the product or service from does not deliver what they have promised.