By Kevin Peachey
Personal finance correspondent

Publishedduration23 December 2020SharenocloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingimage copyrightGetty Images

Criminal organisations are offering subscription services to other fraudsters to teach them a scam in which they impersonate their victims.

Fraud prevention organisation Cifas said fraudsters were sharing tips and getting more sophisticated in their attempts to steal money.

Cases of a particular scam targeting shoppers, which often spikes at Christmas, have tripled this year.

Criminals harvest personal information then buy items in someone else's name.