As online Christmas shopping sits patiently waiting just around the corner, online and postal scams are also lying in wait. And as our digital content producer Megan McEachern found out the hard way, some of them have already started to bite.
COULD you spot the tricks scammers use? It may be harder than you think, as frauds become increasingly sophisticated.
POLICE officers are warning the public to be vigilant following reports of scams this week.