Look Out For Holiday Scammers

Scammers are always scamming and the latest version goes something like this: “Hi! My name is Tony. I work for FedEx, and I’m trying to find your house. Please call me.” That’s the scenario shared by the Better Business Bureau and if you’re wondering if it’s a scam, you should trust your instincts.

According to BBB Scam Tracker reports, people who call the number will be asked to confirm personal details, including name, address and possibly even credit card information. Don’t remember ordering anything? No problem – the scammer will just tell you the present is a gift from a friend or relative.

The callers are typically friendly and professional, making it even harder to spot. Another version of the scam includes a text or email message that asks you to reschedule a delivery or pay a small delivery fee. The messages can even look legitimate with official logos and professional logos. But, if you click on the link, you may download malware onto your computer that gives con artists access to passwords and personal information.

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