The Christmas season is a bustling busy season, especially for retailers, and scammers.
Social media sees an increase in scams during the holiday season, so beware. Before you click that link for an awesome deal, you better check twice.
Just like fake news makes its way around social media, so do a variety of scams, that look real but are only a ploy to get your personal information in some way.
Scammers have been known to even promote ads on Facebook that look like they come from places like Amazon, with a great deal if you click their link. Often clicking that link requires you to enter your login information and now you’re account is accessible to the scammers along with your saved banking information.
Be aware, if the deal seems too good to be true, it likely is.
Before clicking on any link to redeem an offer, first, check to see if the account has been verified through Facebook or Instagram with a checkmark next to its name. Then, read the comments. If something is off about the offer, chances are you won’t be the first to notice and we all know how people like to point out errors on social media. 😂
Remember, if something seems weird, don’t click-it’s always better to be safe than sorry.