Police have issued a warning over potential scams this Black Friday.

Greater Manchester Police is urging residents to remain vigilant towards possible scams and deals to good to be true.

This could include scammers setting up lookalike websites advertising products and deals, tricking people into handing over their financial and personal information and selling fake items with people hunting deals.

The Bolton News:

Detective Sergeant Stacey Shannon, of GMP’s Economic Crime Hub, said: “Everyone loves to grab a deal however, it is often the high-pressured nature and fear that the deal will run out that leaves people vulnerable to being scammed.

"GMP wants to equip people with all the top tips to look out for, so that everyone can shop safely online and fraudsters don't get hold of your hard earned money.

"The most important thing is to take your time and don't rush into buying something – if you think its sounds too good to be true, then don't take the risk.

"We will be sharing tips for shopping online safely during the run up to the festive season, so follow our @gmpfraud Twitter account to stay up to date with the latest scam advice."