12 online scams of Christmas

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Customer clicks on an online scam button. (Fotolia.com)

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According to a new study, 46% of Canadians say they have encountered malicious activity while shopping online. And Christmas is a prime time for scammers to take advantage of online shoppers.

So to help educate consumers, here are 12 common criminal scams to be wary of.

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