Holiday Scams To Avoid This Year

December 15, 2014 5:40 PM
Holiday Scams To Avoid This Year
" BOSTON (CBS) – An Anti-virus software company McAfee released its list of 12 holiday scams. We have them all here:

You’ve Got Mail: Think twice about clicking links in shipping notification emails. Verify the email is really from the company before giving away any personal information. Deceptive Advertising: Beware of deals that are too good to be true. Make sure online and social contests are posted on a company’s official page before clicking and entering your contact information. Chilling Charities: Many of you will be donating this season, but do your research and double-check the URL before you give online. Go directly to the charity’s page to make sure your money ends up in the right place. Buyer Beware: Check your credit card statements every single month. Point-of-sale breaches have made headlines frequently and likely will again before the holiday season is over. Some of your consumer rights have a time limit, so don’t wait several months before reporting any suspicious activity on your statements. iScams: Your smartphone is also your credit card, house key, camera and email. It makes you more vulnerable to malware "

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