The Better Business Bureau (BBB) recently released a “Naughty List” of what it said are the top 12 scams of the holiday season.
The BBB warned consumers to heed caution these holidays, especially when it comes to emails and social media, as scammers are taking advantage of the pandemic-related surge in online shopping. The organization said discounted items, event promotions, job opportunities, donation requests and direct messages from strangers should all be viewed carefully.
Another red flag? Being asked to make payments or donations by wire or e-transfer, through third parties, or with prepaid debit or gift cards, the organization said.
Below is the Better Business Bureau’s Naughty List:
1. Misleading Social Media Ads. You may see ads from small businesses or even ones that claim to support charities. BBB Scam Tracker frequently receives reports of people paying for items they never receive from such ads after they are charged monthly for a free trial…