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21st October 2020 Issue no. 530
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12 top tips on how to avoid online fraud this Christmas
In the countdown to Christmas millions of people living across the UK will go online to buy presents for friends and family, search for holidays, book tickets for a big gig or send an electronic Christmas card.
What many do not realise is the hidden threat we now face from criminals online.
They are targeting internet shoppers with scams which, on the surface promise to save them time and money, but in reality only deliver festive heartache and misery. Tens of thousands of people sadly fell victim to an online fraud in the weeks leading up to last Christmas and even more are at risk of suffering the same fate this year - being left hundreds, and sometimes even thousands of pounds out of pocket with no presents to
give on the big day and their electronic devices corrupted with a computer virus.
To make life as difficult as possible for the cyber fraudsters, Kent Police is running 'The 12 online frauds of Christmas' campaign working in partnership with the City of London Police, which is the National Policing Lead for Fraud, and supported by Get Safe Online, The Home Office, Crimestoppers, National Trading Standards and Victim Support. Click the link below to view the 12 top tips.
17th December 2014