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Holiday Scams

Holiday Scams That Target The Elderly Just Came Roaring Back

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.09.2016 | Fifty

Scams that target older people happen every day, but scammers ramp up their efforts around this time of year when people are more inclined toward gene...

Beware This Year's Scams of Christmas

Adam Levin | Posted 12.24.2016 | 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 12.10.2016 | 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 12.10.2016 | 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 | Home
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 ...