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POLICE are offering internet Christmas shoppers valuable advice on avoiding online fraudsters ahead of Cyber Monday tomorrow (Dec 2).
Traditionally one of the busiest days of the year for online shopping, the Met`s new Cyber Crime Unit have put together a handy check-list for shoppers.
Cyber crime and other types of fraud cost the UK economy £81billion in the 2012/13 financial year.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said: `The worldwide web has provided consumers with an unprecedented opportunity to empty their wallets.
`The unpalatable truth, however, is that as ever greater numbers of us have moved online to conduct our shopping, banking and an array of other financial activities, so fraudsters have identified an opportunity to empty people`s wallets for them.`
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