Cyber criminals are targeting British parents desperate to get their hands on Hatchimal toys ahead of Christmas, experts have warned. Hatchimals have become the 'must have' toy for children across the country, with frantic parents going to great lengths to get their hands on one in time for Christmas. Hatchimals, are like a sophisticated hybrid of a Ferbie and Tamagotchi.The toy gives children the chance to hatch out their very own creature from an egg. Many retailers are already out-of-stock because of high demand, with parents on the lookout for the best deals. John Shier, senior security adviser at Sophos, warned against “too good to be true” deals that have started appearing online and on social media sites such Facebook. Hatchimals are £59.99 at Toys ‘R’ Us, Argos, The Entertainer and Smyths. However, demand is so high that parents everywhere are turning toward online sites to buy the toy and pushing up prices.