Christmas shoppers are being warned to watch out for online scams, on the lead up to the festive season, according to research from Barclays.
A survey of people who have been scammed found that in more than a quarter (26%) of cases, it happened at Christmas and on average victims lost £893 (€1000), reports Breakingnews.ie
Samantha White from Barclays, said: "While families are preparing to enjoy the festive season, criminals are getting ready to pounce on anyone who lets their guard down."
The research noted that nearly two-fifths of online shoppers said they 'do not know or are not sure how to identify a secure website when shopping online'.
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