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12 Frauds of Christmas

12 Frauds of Christmas

This festive season we're running 'The 12 online frauds of Christmas' campaign to protect residents across the county from falling victim to cyber fraudsters.

Last year, between November 2013 and February 2014, there were over 14,000 reports nationally of online shopping and auction fraud. Here in Derbyshire the figure ran in to hundreds and cost our residents in the region of £123,000.

The campaign aims to raise awareness of 12 festive frauds identified by the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB).

This includes:

Click on the links above to find out more about how to protect yourself against each of these types of scams.

Reporting fraud and further information

If you do unfortunately fall victim to an online fraud, please report to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit

For more information about staying safe online visit and

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.