As people start getting into the holiday spirit this time of year, BTC Fiber would like to remind you that, unfortunately, there are many “Grinches” out there looking to steal your personal or financial information. Use these tips to stay safe and avoid common holiday scams!
– Always make sure you are shopping from a trusted retailer with a secure (https) address.
– Beware of charity calls — only donate to reputable charities, and do your research before giving them your financial information.
– Scammers will usually ask for gift cards or prepaid cards as a form of “payment,” which is always a red flag!
– If you get a call or an email saying you’ve won a Christmas prize or sweepstake you never signed up for, it is most likely a scam.