With the holidays fast approaching, many scammers are gearing up to deck the halls with their tried and true holiday scams. The Better Business Bureau is warning holiday shoppers and donors to know the red flags and be on guard this holiday season.
Thousands of shoppers every year fall victim to the holiday deals that seem too good to be true and the fraudulent charity pleas, so this season, the BBB urges consumers to take the following tips into consideration before doing their holiday shopping and making charity donations.
Always check a business’s BBB Business Review at bbb.org before making a purchase in the store or online. If you shop Craigslist or other free online bulletin board sites, look for local sellers and conduct transactions in person; never wire money. Always research charities through the Better Business Bureau before giving, and never click any links or open email attachments until you have confirmed that they are not malicious.