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These are the 4 holiday scams to watch for this year

Its time to really step up your game, 4 scams you must be aware of before you do your holiday shopping. Some of these are not that bad for us, but others may. And remember, I may target the disabled community but that doesn’t mean we can’t share what we learn with those that need to know.

1. ‘Hi, I’m calling from Amazon’

Amazon won’t call you for account problems. Visit its official application or app and it’ll tell you if there is a problem with your account. If you have a payment problem, it’ll tell you right there. If you’re on the web site, logged in, it’ll tell you there. Never give your info to someone calling from Amazon unless you can verify that they are legitimately calling about your account.

2. An offer you can’t refuse

If there’s an email out there tehat claims that items you might be searching for are 50 to 75 percent off, it may be fake. Double and tripple check the URL. If you click on the link or press enter, go to the address bar and look at it quickly. Make sure you’re where you need to be. Make sure you read the guide titled Getting Link information via access technology to see how you can protect yourself. Its important that you do!

  1. I’ll take that, please

Someone left a gift card they scanned at the self checkout line. You get stuck with the bill cause you didn’t notice it. This might be a bit harder for us because we have no idea. Self checkouts are mainly visual, but please pass this one and the next one to your sighted friends.

Finally: 4. The fake seasonal job

This might not be a big deal to the disabled, but if you’re a seasonal worker taking advantage of a job for a period of time, scammers may impersonate Amazon, UPS and other big box store shops that hire around this time of year.

Kim has the details on all of these, the article is titled Holiday scams: 4 spreading right now to watch out for and I hope you find this of value.

Thanks for reading, make it a great day!

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These are the 4 holiday scams to watch for this year was released on November 21, 2023 at 12:30 pm by tech in article commentary.
Last modified: November 21, 2023.

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