Watch out for Alice's 12 scams of Christmas

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why... cyber criminals are coming to town!

With Christmas just round the corner, more and more people are turning to the Internet in search for the latest deals. Unfortunately, this means rich pickings for festive fraudsters, who like to make the most of the season by coming up with ever more ingenious ways to target consumers during the Christmas rush.

So how can you spot the scams and, more importantly, protect yourself? Alice Beer is here with her 12 Scams of Christmas you should look out for.

Trapped in a violent relationship - but I couldn't leave because of my dog

There are women across the country trapped in violent relationships who can’t leave, because of their pets.

Today’s guest Gemma thought she’d found the one, in a man who promised her the moon and the stars. The reality was very different as she became a domestic violence victim suffering daily torture and assaults. Gemma knew she had to get out, but couldn’t leave her beloved dog Dusty who lay on her lap as she cried every night. Refuges wouldn’t take him, but thanks to the Freedom Project from the Dogs Trust, Dusty was fostered by Frank who took Dusty in for over seven months.

Beautiful dog Dusty

Gemma has never been able to thank Frank properly until today, when he joins us live from his home.

Dog's Trust Freedom Project

'A bear ripped off my nose - now I'm regrowing it on my arm'

In scenes that could have come straight from a Hollywood blockbuster, 61-year-old Lee Brooke had his face ripped apart by a grizzly bear.

The grandfather was approaching an elk he had shot, in the mountains of Wyoming, when a 30-stone female bear attacked him from behind. With only a steak knife to fight off the bear, his face was mauled to pieces, leaving his brother-in-law to pick up his nose and moustache from the ground.

One year on, Lee joins us live from America to tell us his incredible story of mental and physical recovery - as surgeons prepare to reattach his nose, which is currently regrowing... on his arm!

I have one of the UK's most extreme cases of Tourette's

When Ryan Stevens was just 15, his life changed forever. He developed tics, began having seizures known as tic attacks and at the age of 21, was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome. Ryan is now considered to have one of the most severe cases in the UK.

Ryan features in the second series of Employable Me, which follows eight people as they try to prove that having a disability shouldn’t make them unemployable. The group are helped by occupational psychologist Nancy Doyle, who joins us in the studio today with Ryan to discuss how his extreme outbursts have made it impossible for him ever to get work.

Meghan Markle: The new royal style queen 👑

Following the news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's announcement, Meghan is about to get more attention that she's ever had before.

One area people will focus on is her style - wherever she goes from now on, all eyes will be on what she wears, so let's take a look at a princess' wardrobe in the making!

When Harry met Meghan, a fairytale romance 💕

Should I put my savings into Premium Bonds?

It’s the UK’s biggest savings product by a mile – over 21 million people have over £70 billion in premium bonds – and this Friday the rate is going up to from 1.15% to 1.4%. So we ask our Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis, should everyone with savings pile in?

When Harry met Meghan, a fairytale romance 💕

He's fifth (soon to be sixth) in line to the throne. She's a star in her own right.

It's a story that has captured all of our hearts over the past year. Alison Hammond takes a look at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's fairytale romance.

Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement!

We are very excited for Harry and Meghan. It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together

– The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced their engagement!

Clarence House reports that the pair got engaged earlier in November and are to marry in spring 2018, with further details to be announced in due course.

We'll get our hats at the ready!