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Experts Offer Tips for Avoiding Holiday Scams

Experts Offer Tips for Avoiding Holiday Scams As holiday shopping kicks into high gear, security experts are offering tips for avoiding efforts by scammers to separate people from their hard-earned money. Carl Murphy, director of risk management for Colorado Credit Union, pointed to one increasingly common phishing scam, where fraudsters pose as a delivery representative from a trusted company via text or email to get people to hand over their credit card or other sensitive information. "They're posing as UPS and saying, 'if you pay this $3 charge, we'll deliver this package to you.' People tend to not have an issue with paying $3, it's a very small amount," Murphy explained. "...(Read More)

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