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12 ways to dodge festive fraudsters

Christmas is a 'fraudster's paradise', according to the National Fraud Authority, which has produced a handy guide to protecting yourself from scam merchants.

Christmas is a "fraudster's paradise", according to the National Fraud Authority (NFA). We all get careless with our cash at this time of year, and in the last-minute rush to grab presents (or in a careless moment after a few too many at the office Christmas party) it can be easy to be suckered in by scam merchants. The NFA has produced this handy guide to protecting yourself it's worth a look.


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