Watch Out: Better Business Bureau Releases “12 Scams of Christmas”
The Better Business Bureau is very well aware of all the ways that we can be scammed as we head out shopping for the holidays. That's why they've released the 12 Scams of Christmas, to keep you up-to-date with ways that someone could be trying to con you.
The world is just full of so many people who try to take advantage of other people, and that doesn't change when we head into the holiday season. If anything, more people fall a victim to scams during this time of year.
It was just last week one of my older neighbors down the street fell for a scam. While that scam is continuing to hit households, there's others that you need to be aware of for the time of year.
The Better Business Bureau's "12 Scams of Christmas"
These are just holiday related scams making the rounds, but others are out and about as well. There's been a surplus in reports regarding the "Grandparents Scam" in the area.
State Police say Troopers in the Marcy patrol received multiple reports of what is now being dubbed the "Grandparents Scam." Officials say during these calls, similar to other scams targeting the elderly, the individual calls up the victim and claims to be a grandchild or relative who has been arrested and needs to pay the bail bondsman a sum of $20,000, immediately.
You can read more about the Grandparent's Scam here. Make sure the elderly individual in your life understands something like this is a scam. Talk it through with them. Especially with the holiday season approaching, the scammers will be out in full force.