Petrol prices scam to watch out for

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Around 45 per cent of Britons said they have cut back on car journeys over the past fortnight after seeing a surge in fuel prices, according to new figures.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported an increase in the number of households highlighting a rise in their cost of living in its fortnightly survey of households.

Now police have warned that rising fuel costs are on scammers’ radars, inspiring them to create new ways of tempting you to part with your money.

A scam Facebook ad impersonating BP claims to give you the chance of receiving 200 litres of fuel for just £1.78.

It’s a sponsored post – which means the scammer is paying to get it in front of as many people as possible, warned Thames Valley Police Alert.


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