The holiday season is here. It's time to get the decorations out and put up the Christmas tree. Unfortunately, the holidays also brings out some not so nice holiday scams.

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One of the biggest scams to wind up on the naughty scam list for 2020 involves one of the hottest presents to put under the Christmas tree this year, the PlayStation 5.

According to the USA Today, scammers are out in full force for PS5. You are being advised to use extreme caution if your purchasing one for Christmas online. Fake postings are showing up on eBay where scammers are trying to sell you a photo of PS5 but not the actual game.

Be aware of any PS5 prepayment or deposit plan where a scammer will try to dup you by asking for a deposit or a down payment. The Better Business Bureau has also issued a scam warning for some of the most popular games for the Christmas including Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 Pro.

Another holiday scam to look out for is the Secret Sister Gift Exchange Club. The potential holiday hacker and scam artist will ask you to buy one $10 gift and send it to a secret sister with a promise of getting 6-36 gifts back. The scammer then will tell you information on your secret sister will be sent shortly.

If something sounds like its too good to be true, it probably is especially daring the holiday season. Here are some tips from the Better Business Bureau to make sure you wont get scammed this Christmas.

  • Ignore any type of chain letter involving money or gifts
  • Keep in mind if If you're promised big returns you are being scammed and the scam is illegal.
  • Report any suspicious posts on social media inviting you to join a pyramid club.
  • Never give any type of personal information to strangers. This is the easiest way to get duped for Christmas including identity theft.
  • Be on the lookout of false claims. Some clever scammers will try to sell you the fact the the pyramid club is legal and endorsed by the government. The government would never endorse any type of illegal activity.


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