‘Whole thing feels dodgy’ Kirstie Allsopp scammed after losing ‘extremely valuable’ item

Kirstie Allsopp admits she doesn't like 'mean' reputation

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Location, Location, Location presenter Kirstie Allsopp, 49, has shared her struggles with her 424,000 Twitter followers this morning after a series of unfortunate events saw her losing a valuable item and getting scammed while trying to retrieve it. The star revealed she had paid $34.99 to try and recover her possessions from an airport in Nice, France, only to realise the company she went through wasn’t genuine.

Kirstie opened up on the frustrating situation and asked her fans for their advice.

She penned: “Yesterday was scammed by @InstafileR I lost something at @AeroportNice and when I googled “lost property Nice airport” Instafile came up. 

“I paid $34.99 for their service but in fact Troov (not on Twitter interestingly) are the official lost property partners of Nice airport.”

She added in a follow-up tweet: “The whole thing feels very dodgy. 

“Apart from anything else what I have lost is extremely valuable. 

“Yet if these companies dealing with lost property get to keep what’s unclaimed and sell it how are they in incentivised to return it to me?”

Fans took to the comments section of Kirstie’s post to share their thoughts on the problem she was dealing with.

One person wrote: “Top tip…..never click on the first Google entry for anything. 


“It’s nearly always a paid ad. Look for non ads and take it from there.”

“Thank you,” Kirstie replied.

Another Twitter user added: “I hope the Airport see this as it should bring it to their attention. They need to investigate how many others have been duped this way.”

“Oh no hope you track it and get it back xx,” a third fan told Kirstie.

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“Thank you, I hope so too,” the Channel 4 presenter wrote back.

Kirstie previously shared her fury about exam results last week, as children across England and Wales received their final grades for their A-levels and GCSEs.

The TV personality is mother to two sons, Bay, 15, and Oscar, 13, who she shares with her husband Ben Andersen.

Kirstie complained about the education system, as she alluded to the virtual learning provision given by her sons’ schools during lockdown.

The Channel 4 broadcaster claimed the inequality of results would be “exacerbated by Covid”.

She fumed: “In the last 48 hours I have seen, within own my family, the inequalities with education that have been so exacerbated by Covid.

“Two kids, two schools, two very different sets of results. I saw what one school did in lockdown and what one did not.”

Kirstie did not say which of her children she was referring to, while she is also step-mother to her husband’s two children from a previous relationship.

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