Fraudsters have stolen thousands of pounds from Currys PC World customers after hijacking the retailer's eBay account. Criminals were able to change payment details on a number of eBay listings, including for the iPhone 11. This enabled them to siphon money from unwitting customers who paid for goods via a PayPal account. Currys PC World, eBay and PayPal said all affected customers would be refunded. A spokesman for Dixons Carphone, which owns Currys PC World, said it was "disappointed that this has happened" and would work with eBay "to investigate what has taken place".

The spokesman added: "While we don't host this website, we are providing affected customers with guidance on how to obtain a refund from PayPal." A spokesman for eBay said: "The issue was resolved quickly and customers can continue to shop with full confidence." PayPal said it was working to reverse any affected transactions.