Posted on 12/1/2018 12:00 AM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
Around this time of year, the holiday sales are at their prime while everyone is gearing up to buy presents, decorations, and other goods. Criminals count on the holidays to find easy targets for scams and theft. Here are a few things to look out for:
Keep an eye on your receipts and statements: It’s a great reference to verify unknown charges on your accounts. Should something appear incorrect, contact your financial institution immediately.
Charity Scams: Do your research before donating to a charity, especially during the holiday season. If you’ve never heard of the organization, it is best to do a quick search online to be sure it is credible. This is often the time of year where we see a rise in charity scams. If you’d like to give back this holiday season, contact the charity of your choice directly to find out how you can donate, or volunteer with their organization.
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