Police probe Nintendo web scam in Sussex

The Nintendo Wii fitness craze is at the centre of a massive fraud investigation. Police and trading standards officials believe Brighton and Hove is the base for an internet scam which has cost shoppers across the country tens of thousands of pounds.

Online store Zavvi Direct Ltd has been accused of ripping off customers by posing as being connected to Zavvi Entertainments - the firm which took over Virgin Megastores including the branch in Churchill Square, Brighton, last year.

Zavvi Direct is now being investigated by Sussex Police's economic crime unit and trading standards after complaints the company has taken hundreds of payments for the £69.99 Nintendo Wii Fit game over the internet but has not delivered any of the items. The firm is registered as being based at Suite 16, 20 Old Steine, Brighton.

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thor3766d ago

Ooh Sussex...

Too bad it can't be good news, eh? Well at least folks from here made, erm, Lego Island? Remember that?

Perverted3765d ago

Lego Island, what's that? So how much did you make on the fake Zavvi business thor?