Holiday Scams to Watch Out For

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Cristina Miranda with the FTC spoke about the dangers of online shopping. Is it worse during the holidays?.
How can I prevent scam calls?
If you are buying a gift card, is it safer to pay cash?

About

AARP hosted this Access Live event to discuss important information about holiday scams. Joining the call were experts from AARP and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) who provided valuable information on how to spot fraud and scams. With the holiday season upon us, Cristina Miranda from the FTC spoke about how scammers prey upon the increased spirit of giving and charity and target seniors with a wide variety of scams. Experts provided tips to spot and avoid scams, gave participants resources to identify red flags, and answered questions from participants on what to do when scammers target them.