Ways to avoid holiday scams

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – It’s time to start looking for that great deal on the perfect gift, but the holiday season is also prime time for scammers.

New holiday scams are popping up, but there are ways to keep yourself safe.

Fractal Profile Wealth Management’s Finacial Advisor, Hunter Unschuld, joined KRQE’s This Morning team to discuss ways to avoid becoming a victim of holiday con artists. Watch above.

The top three scams this season is gift card scams, fake charities and deliveries scams.

Gift card scams are among the tops scams and are usually dispersed through email, asking for personal information and for the customer to only pay shipping and handling.

The second scam to look out for are fake charities. To avoid becoming a victim, always ask for something in writing and be aware of adds for online for charities.

The hardest scheme to avoid are the delivery scams. This is when a delivery man or woman arrives with an unknown package and asks for a delivery fee and ask for a credit card to slide through their handheld scanner. The truth is, the scanner is a device used to collect your card and security information so a thief can later use your card information on fraudulent purchases.

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