A WARNING has been issued for people to watch out for scammers during the holiday sales.

The warning from Cumbria Trading Standards come as the Boxing Day and January sales begin.

In a post on social media, Cumbria Trading Standards said: "Boxing Day and the January sales are great opportunities to grab a bargain.

"However, criminals take advantage of our eagerness to bag a bargain to scam us.

"Remember to avoid those who encourage/push you to make payments outside of normal secure payment options."