There are your everyday frauds but there are scams that are specific to the holidays due to the increased spikes in web shopping and online spending. You can lessen your chances of being victimized just by being vigilant and better prepared to spot a scam.
Holiday scams often target online shopping. According to a Deloitte survey, 60 % of consumers buy holiday gifts on the internet. Scammers lure online shoppers with fake websites and social media campaigns that impersonate brand name companies in sporting goods, technology and fashion. These fake sites and posts are ways to gather credit card numbers and other personal data that cybercrooks use to commit identity theft or sell your private date to other internet criminals.
Please stay alert to avoid scams. Be extremely careful when taking phone calls, opening emails and following links from businesses or institutions asking for personal information. Whether on the phone or online, never give out your personal information.