holiday scams

WARNING: 'TIS THE SEASON OF GIVING, BUT ALSO TAKING

 

Beware of gift card scammers and fake WIFI

By Veronica Carter, Public News Service

Photo: Thieves are watching and waiting for a chance to be a Grinch during the holidays. (aarp.org)

December 20, 2016 (San Diego's East County) - At this time of year, most of us are getting our credit and debit cards out more often than normal. That means the chance that a cyber thief will try to steal your money or your identity increases as well. Shopping online can be a risk, but it's also easy to fall victim to scammers when using public WiFi.


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FBI OFFERS TIPS TO AVOID BEING SCAMMED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

December 1, 2010 (San Diego)--As the holidays approach, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reminds the public to use caution when making online purchases. Cyber criminals continue to create ways to steal your money and personal information. If a deal looks too good to be true, it likely is.

 


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