Our Leslie Gaydos joined us with more on holiday scams and how to keep your information safe during the busy season.
She was joined by Paula Fleming of the Better Business Bureau, who discussed tips to stay safe while shopping
She said that on a basic level, there are people who simply steal wallets during the hustle and bustle of last-minute shopping.
She also said to never use a public WiFi system or never wire money to cover gift cost.
She also said to talk to teens about email scams, as well as never give out personal information in an email.
Ryan Kearney of the Retailers Association of Massachusetts joined us form more on the economic impact of returning gifts and ways to make returns hassle-free.
He said that legitimate returns are positive, as people who return items tend to spend more. He said the negative is that 5.5 percent of returns are fraudulent.
He said the number one hassle-free way to make a return is to keep a receipt, but to also read the product warranty and keep track of policies.
Lawyer Kurt Olson of the Massachusetts School of Law, joined us with more on steps to take if you've become a victim of identity theft.
He said to notify creditors or banks, check your credit report and get a credit freeze. He said if you don't file a police report, credit agencies can charge you for issuing a credit freeze.
John Moynihan, president of Minuteman Governance joined us with more on top holiday cyber scams.
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One top online scam includes a greeting card that appears to be from a friend or associate. It generally contains a link to download a malicious software.
Also be wary of bank robocall scams. Consumers receive a fake phone call from someone claiming to be a security agent.