This Christmas, Action Fraud and Get Safe Online are joining together to launch a national campaign warning people that online crime is most definitely coming to town.
Figures from last Christmas which show that individuals and businesses reported losing £16,426,989 to online fraudsters through online shopping and auction fraud. This is a 42% increase in total financial loss compared with 2013.
Last years report showed the most common time for victims was #Black Friday and #Cyber Monday.
To report a fraud and receive a police crime reference number, call Action Fraud on 0300 1232040 or use our online fraud reporting tool – http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud