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The Better Business Bureau has a naughty list that shoppers need to pay attention to

The BBB is giving us a Naughty List with the top 12 scams of Christmas that are most likely to catch you off guard shopping for those holiday gifts.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —

2021 is coming to an end but one of the busiest shopping times of the year is coming up. Consumers need to be careful when purchasing items because that could potentially give scammers what they want for Christmas: your money and personal information. The Better Business Bureau has their own naughty list of the top 12 scams of Christmas that are most likely going to catch you off guard. 

Be on the lookout for these scams that could really bring down your holiday cheer:  

  1. Misleading Social Media Ads  
  2. Social Media Gift Exchanges   
  3. Holiday Apps  
  4. Alerts About Compromised Accounts  
  5. Free Gift Cards 
  6. Temporary Holiday Jobs 
  7. Look-Alike Websites 
  8. Fake Charities 
  9. Fake Shipping Notifications  
  10. Pop Up Holiday Virtual Events 
  11. Top Holiday Wishlist Items  
  12. Puppy Scams  

For general information on how to avoid scams, visit BBB.org/AvoidScams. For more advice, read BBB’s tips on online shopping. If you’ve spotted an online scam, report it to BBB ScamTracker. 

Read more on BBB Holiday Tips at BBB.org/holiday. 

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