Bogus websites defraud 8,310

City of London Police are warning anyone doing their Christmas shopping on line to watch out fro bogus websites. Last Christmas 8,310 people were defrauded with £12.4m stolen.

City of London Police warn over bogus Xmas websites

City of London Police are warning anyone shopping online this Christmas to look out for bogus websites, after more than £12 million was stolen by fraudsters last year.

Police say if it seems to be too good to be true online, it probably is Credit: Press Association

More than 8,000 people were defrauded online in the run up to Christmas in 2012. Police have put together a guide of the '12 Online Frauds of Christmas', to help consumers stay safe.