In a separate online scam, a person from Gloucester paid an £1,000 deposit for a car seen advertised for sale on eBay. The seller provided a false address from which to collect the vehicle.
There have also been a number of reports of Studio online catalogue accounts being used and it is likely these accounts have been compromised following a data breach, this is where companies have data stolen by a cyber-criminal which can include email addresses and passwords.
If you have been part of a breach, please change your password as soon as possible to protect your account.
The National Cyber Security Centre advice is to use three random words, that are as long as possible, to make a strong password and not to re-use passwords across multiple accounts so if one account is compromised, your others are safe.