Be Safe When You’re Holiday Shopping

The magic and joy of the holiday season are nearly here. As you begin compiling your wish lists, go ahead and jot down “steer clear of fraud” for good measure. A survey from AARP found a majority of consumers 18 or older are uncertain about safe shopping practices, making them a prime target for holiday scammers. Nearly everyone surveyed also expressed a holiday wish for greater protection in making their special purchases. This year, use these essential strategies to fortify your finances against “festive fraud.”

Avoid common scam tactics

  1. Keep watch over your accounts
  2. Secure your personal details online
  3. Protect your physical financial footprint
  4. Choose your payment method carefully
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