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Holiday Scams

Beware This Year's Scams of Christmas

Adam Levin | Posted 12.24.2015 | Crime
Adam Levin

Here is a shortlist of scams to look out for this holiday season and in the new year.

Is Your Local Charity Thrift Store a Scam? | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business

By Jocelyn Baird, Throughout the year, but especially in the months of November and December, people across the U.S. make charitable ...

Your Holiday Identity Theft Checklist

Adam Levin | Posted 12.10.2015 | Crime
Adam Levin

The holiday season is a busy time of the year for identity thieves and other kinds of identity-related fraudsters. Scams abound, but if you follow a few simple rules, you can sidestep some avoidable holiday blues.

7 Scams That Will Cost You Money

Christopher Elliott | Posted 02.15.2012 | Books
Christopher Elliott

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year - for scam artists. The average American household will spend about $1,700 on gifts, but not all of it will go to legitimate businesses.

Scam Alert: Tips To Avoid Holiday Hoaxes Online | Posted 11.28.2011 | Fifty

Despite a Grinch-like economy last holiday season, Internet shoppers spent $33 billion in November and December 2010 — and, for the first time ever,...

10 Ways To Avoid Gift Card Fraud This Holiday Season

Wallet Pop | Laura Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Gift cards are the most popular and requested item this holiday season, but so too are scams designed to take advantage of unsuspecting shoppers. The ...