It's December 1, meaning less than a month before Christmas Day.
While shoppers are busy finding that perfect gift, so are scammers busy trying to steal away any, or all, of the happiness that goes with the festive season.
The Better Business Bureau says Canadians typically spend in the range of 30 billion dollars over the holiday season. That includes everything from candy canes to ski trips to the area mountains.
Scammers realize the public is more likely to spend and give more over the next few months than any other time of the year.