Scammers always want to take advantage of consumers when consumers are distracted and that makes the holiday season the perfect time for these bad people to prey. Jimmy Rhoades and author of Swiped, Adam Levin have the top three scams to look out for.
1. Fake Apps
The whole purpose of these fake appa are to either lure you away to a website that looks really, really authentic, or to put malware on your computer or to get as much information out of you as possible. Do your homework before installing.
2. Gift Card Rip-Offs
Scammers will find gift cards on racks, scratch off the back, write down the number, and you activate it, they drain it. Be sure to make sure all gift cards haven’t been tampered with before you purchase.
3. Freeze Your Credit
If you want to give yourself better protection against people opening new accounts in your name, the best possible thing you can do is get a credit freeze. It costs money, so you don't want to be freezing and thawing your credit like a holiday turkey. If fact, it’s probably not a good idea for the turkey, either.
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