FBI Warns of Christmas Scams

Offers suggestions for financial protection during the season.

The FBI has issued a press release detailing ways that customers can stay safe from seasonal shopping scams. Two that are most common are non-delivery scams and non-payment scams. The first involves a transaction where a buyer sends the seller money but never receives the item. In the second, the seller ships out the item, but the buyer never sends the payment (or provides a fraudulent payment). 

In both cases, people can avoid falling prey to these scams by using trustworthy sites and avoiding unrealistic discounts or offers. 

The FBI also recommends regularly checking bank and credit card statements. That way, if a fraudulent charge shows up, it can be dealt with before more charges appear. They issued the reminder that, when making purchases, credit cards offer the most protection. 

The FBI highlighted that everyone should secure all of their financial accounts with strong passwords—and use a different password for each account! 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For FBI officials as they seek to safeguard the financial wellbeing of Americans this Christmas season.
  • For FBI agents working to prevent bank fraud and other fraudulent activities.
  • For discernment for U.S. consumers during the holiday season.

Sources: Fox News, One America News 


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