Better Business Bureau Offers Insight On Holiday Scams

With Christmas less than a week away and shopping in full swing, the Better Business Bureau is offering some tips to combat common holiday scams.

If a website offers great deals on electronics, luxury goods, or even puppies that seem too good to be true, they probably are.


Beware of using online classifieds sites that may have users charging excessive fees. Find a local seller on the sites and meet them in person in a public location to complete the transaction.

Know where your credit or debit cards are and be aware of identity thieves looking over your shoulders at checkouts.

Beware of bogus charities and phishing emails that attempt to gain your personal information.