The CT commissioner of insurance warns policyholders of a recent insurance phone scam. People are getting calls that their insurance is cancelled and they need to make a credit card payment to reinstate their policy. The commissioner says: Never give out your credit card information to an unsolicited caller.
Good advice – particularly over the holiday. Scams are plentiful in the holiday season so keep your radar set on high. We’ve heard about fake shipping notifications, pyramid schemes, gift card scams, fake charities and plain old package theft. Don’t let scammers ruin your holiday – learn about the most common holiday fraud schemes.
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- 7 holiday scams and how to protect yourself
- “Tis the Season of Scams
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- 13 Tips to Prevent ID Theft During the Holidays
Gift Card Scams
- Charity Scams Take our Holiday Cheer – Here Are a Few Warning Signs
- Report finds telemarketers pocket most of the funds they solicit for charities
- 5 Tips for Charity Donations That Count, Not Con
- Tips from IRS for Year-End Gifts to Charity
- How Scammers Turned a Letter from Santa into a Con
- Don’t Let Santa Letter Scams Turn You into a Grinch!
Holiday Pyramid Schemes
- Facebook Gift Exchange is Really a Pyramid Scheme
- The “Secret Sister” Gift Exchange On Facebook Is Very Illegal And Also A Hoax
Holiday job Scams
General shopping & holiday safety