There is an increase in online loan applications at this time of year as people seek to cover the costs of the festive period. Fraudsters will exploit this opportunity by intercepting applications to legitimate lenders or by creating their own bogus company websites.
You may also be tempted to put your money into an investment scheme which supposedly promises high returns and low/no risk but which results in you losing your money
A leaflet, produced by the City of London Police, provides advice on how to avoid the main scams operating fraudsters.
download it here Frauds_of_Christmas_Leaflet
For more information on fraud and prevention, visit Action Fraud http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/support_for_you You may also wish to view the web page and guide on Protecting yourself online http://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/document/advice-guide-protect-yourself-online-0