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November 9, 2015

Christmas panic shopping comes early as Argos website goes offline

News: Website hit by internal fault.

By Ellie Burns

An internal fault hit the Argos website yesterday, resulting in customers not being able to access the website for several hours.

In what is good news for customers in the run-up to Christmas, Argos has confirmed that the fault has now been fixed and that the site is open for business as usual.

Having displayed an error message blaming ‘high volume of vistors’ during the outage, Argos said:

"We are extremely sorry for the temporary service issues our customers were experiencing on our website this afternoon.

"We have identified and fixed the issue and our site is now up and running.

"We apologise to any customer who has tried to contact us unsuccessfully today and we are working to respond to all enquiries as soon as we can."

However, it seems there may be another issue with the potential to hit Argos shoppers, with a number of people reporting scam emails purporting to be from the company.

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The BBC reported that Argos had stated that there was no evidence of a cyber attack, but did warn customers to not hand over personal details from unsolicited emails.

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