During the holiday season of giving, it is also important to be aware of potential threats that could compromise your gifts, information, and finances. Stay on guard, and give and receive securely throughout the holidays. Here are five common scams to beware of this year.
Disappearing Pop-Up Stores
A disturbing trend around every big celebration is the arrival of a wave of pop-up online stores. These fly-by-night scam companies offer great deals that are often too good to refuse, or more accurately, "too good to be true." As soon as they have your money, you never hear from them again. Often, the site you ordered from disappears completely. As a counter measure, shop only on the official sites of well established companies that you know and trust.
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