SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – The holidays are typically filled with cheer, gift giving, and time spent with loved ones, but you’ll need to watch out for real-life grinches.
We’re talking about scammers, looking to steal your holiday spirit.
Savannah Police say scams are on the rise and people need to know how to keep their money and personal information safe.
Here are some scams the Better Business Bureau wants everyone to keep an eye out for this holiday season.
“If it sounds too good to be true, it’s more than likely it’s not true,” said Savannah Police Financial Crimes Unit Detective James English
Detective English says you need to be on the look out for online scams this year.
The Better Business Bureau say thieves commonly use e-mails or text messages to offer a prize or even free gift cards.
“Anytime you get e-mails, text messages and correspondence from people you do not know, don’t respond. Don’t react,” said Detective English.