Shoppers are warned to beware of online scammers fraudulently using the names of big retailers in the lead up to Christmas.
Australian National Retailers Association chief executive Margy Osmond says the recent growth in online shopping is resulting in more online scams.
Ms Osmond says scammers are using the names of iconic Aussie retailers in order to fool consumers into thinking they are legitimate, in an attempt to cash-in this Christmas.
She says the scams usually invite consumers to take part in a survey, email, or some form of social media activity and offer a prize such as a fake gift voucher from a company whose name you know and trust.
Ms Osmond says the scams are designed to collect personal details and credit card numbers.