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Police investigation underway for baby milk fraud in Sussex

Local business owners and pharmacies are being warned to be vigilant after baby milk was taken without payment in the Sussex area.

Officers are investigating reports of fraudsters targeted small businesses with false card payments in order to obtain the products.

It follows an incident reported to police at a premises in East Wittering, which officer believe could be linked to another case in West Sussex.

Investigator Natalie Stoddard comment of these incidents saying: “We have seen examples of large orders of baby milk in the West Sussex area, and want businesses to be vigilant.

“Treat high-value transactions with extra caution. Always verify the delivery address.

“Watch out for changes to the details customers may give you, such as a change to the delivery address, for example. We suggest that businesses should advise customers that they will only deliver to the customer’s permanent address.”

Anyone with information about the suspected fraudulent sale of baby milk in West Sussex can report information to us on the Sussex Police website or 101, and quote serial 1222 of 22/03.

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