12 Scams of Christmas


As Christmas Day fast approaches, many of us will be frantically last-minute shopping to ensure a Christmas to remember, not least after last year’s lockdown Christmas.

Typically, UK households spend around ÂŁ740 more than normal during the month of December, according to the

Bank of England.
While this is good news for the economy, it’s not so good for cash strapped families – and it’s the opportunistic fraudster’s paradise.

The stresses of the holidays can make all of us vulnerable – and easy prey to increasingly sophisticated scams devised by scammers who love nothing more than to target us when we are most distracted.

To help keep you safe this Christmas, we’ve put together a list of the 12 Scams of Christmas to look out for to avoid festive misery.

1. Subscription trap

Scammers offer you a free gift or trial offer if you pay postage to receive a ‘free gift’ – but you may unwittingly be setting up a…

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