Copycat websites cost residents thousands

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Derbyshire residents have lost thousands of pounds to copycat websites this year, according to new figures from the county council.

Victims of copycat sites who have complained to the authority’s trading standards officers have lost almost £13,000.

The websites offer services from government departments or local government but are not official sites and charge a premium - often with no real benefit to the customer.


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