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4 Online Shopping Scams to Watch Out for This Holiday Season

4 Online Shopping Scams to Watch Out for This Holiday Season

Black Friday has traditionally been the day that kicks off the holiday shopping season, sending hordes of crowds surging through malls and big-box stores all over the nation. Unfortunately, it’s also been a day that kicks off the season of shopping scams. Below are four scams to watch out for this Black Friday and throughout the holiday shopping season. The Amazon Prime Service Fraud Scam In this ruse, a scammer posing as an Amazon representative will call a target to notify them about an alleged problem with their Prime account. The victim will be prompted to download a tool on their computer or mobile device. That “tool” will give the scammer remote access to “help them resolve the problem” that is at hand. If they comply, the victim will then be instructed ...

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