Holiday Scams To Watch Out For

Holiday Scams To Watch Out For

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The holiday season officially gets underway tomorrow, but for every Santa, there is always a Scrooge.

Fox Consumer Reporter Steve Noviello talked to Good Day about the Digital Dangers to watch out for.

Last year, says Noviello, the big scam was the texting scam. Your phone gets a text from what looks like a legit company that you have shopped before. The text gets you to click on a link, which is from a third party. And anything entered in that website will now end up in unfriendly hands.

The key is, Noviello says, an actual store will send you a coupon code if you signed up to receive texts from them.

"It's never, click this first and then we'll give you the information," Noviello says.

At this time of the year, a shipping scam often gets unsuspecting people. In this scam, a schemer posing as a shipping company will contact you-- even ship you a package --and want your personal information. To avoid this scam, remember to check the logo and look for spelling errors.

"If someone is sending you something, they've already given the shipper everything that they need," says Noviello. There is absolutely no need to give out more information on the receiving end.

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