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BBB Warns Of Letters From Santa Scam

 The Better Business Bureau say to watch out for fraudulent websites offering "Letters from Santa." Some of these sites promise a custom letter from the man at the North Pole, but don't deliver.


You get an email selling a "Handwritten letter from Santa to Your Child." It encourages you to make your child's holiday by purchasing "Santa's special package" for $19.99. 

With these types of scams, you could simply be out $19.99 or you just shared your credit card information with scammers who can now use it for identity theft. Some sites promise a free letter from Santa. It doesn't request any credit card information, but it does require plenty of personal information, such as your full name, address and phone number.

Tips for spotting an online scam:

· Hover over links in emails to check their source. Place your mouse over hyper-linked text and the true destination will appear.

· Make sure the website has (real) contact information. If something goes wrong with your order, you need to be able to contact the business.

· Always check out the business on BBB.org. We have some trustworthy companies listed that offer this service.

· Watch for poor grammar and spelling. Scam emails and websites often are riddled with typos. This is often a giveaway that you aren't dealing with a real business.

To find trustworthy services visit bbb.org.

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