Watch Out for These 9 Holiday Scams

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Temporary holiday jobs

Many businesses need an extra pair of hands this season, especially shipping and delivery companies. However, if you spot an opportunity online that simply seems to be too good to be true, it’s probably a scam.

These mischievous tricks might promise you a lot of money, no interview required, or even ask for payment upfront in the form of different training fees, supplies, and even application fees. However, you shouldn’t accept work without written confirmation and some salary details from the company.

Fake websites

Pay attention when you open an email that seems to have links to all kinds of legitimate stores and sites, as it might lead to malware, fake purchasing, and even information stealing. There are a couple of ways to check if it’s legit or not: it has no working customer service number, no physical address, and the mail is filled with typos and grammatical errors.

Fake charities

Even if it’s the perfect time for giving, scammers also believe it’s the perfect time for receiving, or pretending to be some sort of charity or an individual in need. Before you donate to anything, make sure you check the charity at and confirm that it’s fully legit.

Fake shopping notifications

If you ordered plenty of stuff online, then you probably have a lot shipped to you this holiday season. So given all that, I’m assuming that getting different text and email notifications of a package’s whereabouts is pretty common, right?

Well, some scammers thought about that, too, so they started crafting emails that seem like shipping notifications, in order to viciously steal your personal information. If you receive an email that asks you to click on a link, just mark it as spam.

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