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Senior Wellness: avoiding holiday scams

Watch for red flags to avoid becoming a victim of a scam this holiday.

Retail stores are not the only ones getting ready for the holiday season. There are a variety of scams that happen this time of year. It is important to watch for red flags to avoid becoming a victim.

Scammers do not discriminate and anyone can be a target. If a deal sounds too good to be true, it’s probably a scam.

The Better Business Bureau released its '12 Scams of Christmas' online.

  1. Look-Alike Websites
  2. Social Media Gift Exchange
  3. Grandparent Scams
  4. Temporary Holiday Jobs
  5. Free Gift Cards
  6. E-Cards
  7. Fake Shipping Notifications
  8. Phony Charities
  9. Letters From Santa
  10. Unusual Forms of Payments
  11. Travel Scams
  12. Puppy Scams

You can learn more about each one here.

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