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Don't get conned out of ChristmasDon't get conned out of Christmas

Christmas Campaign 2015

​Don't get conned out of Christmas (National) 

With Christmas almost here again, more and more of us are going online to find those special presents, do the big food shop, book that last minute break, keep in touch and send greetings. The internet has brought us more convenience, choice and the time to plan, relax and enjoy.

But Christmas is also a favourite time of year for criminals, well aware that you’re busy online and have too many other things on your mind to think about safeguarding yourself, your family and your finances.

This year, make sure you don’t get conned out of Christmas, by thinking twice before you click and taking some simple precautions. That way, you can make sure it’s a festive season to remember … for all the right reasons.

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Stop at Merry this Christmas (City)

The Christmas period running up to the New Year in the City is a busy time. This means an increase in alcohol-related crime and other crimes, including theft of personal belongings, violent behaviour and the use of illegal mini-cabs.

Last year in December there was an increase in bags and electronic items such as phones, laptops and tablets stolen inside licensed premises.

We want people to have fun and be able to celebrate with friends and colleagues safely. But drinking excessive amounts of alcohol can make people vulnerable to criminals, which is why the City of London Police is asking people to stop at merry this Christmas.

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