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E-commerce addiction attributed to Lindsay Lohan

15 August 2013 - 14:57 by Simon Crisp

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Actress and tabloid fodder, Lindsay Lohan, is known for her various addictions, but it has been revealed this week that she reportedly became obsessed with carrying out safe shopping online during her time at a rehab clinic.

The Daily Mail reports that a source who was staying at the clinic at the same time as Lohan observed her day-long online shopping sprees, which ended up costing her an alleged $5000 (around £3237) every 24 hours.

Most of this cash was spent on clothes and the items were apparently delivered direct to the rehab centre itself, with the influx of items becoming so persistent as to force the staff to request that she didn't place any more orders, because there was no more room to store everything.

Lohan had been booked in for a 90 day stint at the centre and although she is having financial issues, she was able to indulge in safe shopping online to an excessive degree, as a result of having a wealthy benefactor based in New York, according to the source.

An interview with chat show star, Oprah Winfrey, is set to air in the near future, in which Lohan is expected to talk about her battle with addiction in all its forms.

Retail addiction can be a problem for some people and is harder to overcome when e-commerce sites allow those affected to buy items at any time of the day or night.

Most people do not have the bank balance to support the kind of spending that Lohan is purported to have executed, but issues with debt can impact anyone.

Hopefully, the majority of people will have a healthy relationship with online shopping and use it to save money rather than spend money that they do not actually have.