Scams Increase During Holidays

Cape Ann Wellness

Scammers Prey on Us During Our Busiest Days – What You Need to Watch For

Scams occur any time within the course of the year however the following scams appear to be more prevalent during the holiday season:

Online Shopping / Internet Scams

With the advances in technology, it has become easier than ever before for scammers to trick unsuspecting shoppers. They design websites that so closely mimic valid merchant websites it can be nearly impossible to detect that it is a fraudulent site. Unfortunately, in this scam, shoppers fall prey during their online shopping sprees whereby they check out and provide their credit card information but the goods purchased are instead sent to the scammer or the scammer just takes the money. No goods are delivered to the shopper however the money they “spent” has been taken.

Similarly, one of the most popular internet scams involve seniors downloading fake…

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