The following Perspective is an expression of opinion by the Editorial Board at WIS and presented by General Manager Donita Todd:
It's a darn shame, but financial scams tend to pop up more around the holidays. 'Tis the season for gifting, and consumers are in a generous mood. Unfortunately, there are all too many scams out there just waiting to take advantage of that generosity. In order to help you stay alert and financially sound when making holiday purchases or considering a charitable donation, we've compiled a list outlining some of the top holiday scams:
Other things to watch out for are malicious mobile apps, fake brands, and bogus gift cards. Just keep in mind that if an offer seems too good to be true, it probably isn't. Don't let the 12 days of Christmas turn into the top 12 holidays scams for you.
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