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Thane City Police Issues Public Advisory Against Shopping on Facebook and Instagram


Thane City Police Issues Public Advisory Against Shopping on Facebook and Instagram
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Thane City Police have asked citizens to be careful while shopping on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook. 

Officials issued an advisory to the public in the wake of several new pages appearing on social media sites selling smartphones, laptops, watches, cameras, and other commodities. 

In many instances, items sold on these pages are marketed as significantly cheaper than the actual price, an effective tool to lure users. 

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These culprits also provide a UPI payment link to the prospective buyers allowing people to pay for their purchase using apps like Google Pay and PhonePe. However, no product is sent, and the money is subsequently lost. 

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Thane Police have said that incidents like these have increased in frequency as of recently. The advisory issued by the police went on to say that people should refrain from conducting online or prepaid transactions on such sites. It is recommended to make your purchases via legitimate or known-sources, and also to use cash or card-on-delivery whenever possible while maintaining standard hygiene protocols. 

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