By Sgt. Penny Fendley
In the parking lot
Criminals sometimes pose as couriers delivering gifts and it isn’t unusual for people to go door to door looking for “charitable” donations. Ask for ID and ask for specifics about how the money will be used, if you aren’t satisfied with the answers, don’t give.
Remember: we always say if the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. This applies to internet purchases as well, including purchases on Craigslist and eBay.
If you are shopping online, make sure the website you are shopping on is a legitimate one. When in doubt shop elsewhere.
Many of us use our credit cards for holiday purchases. Make sure you keep close track of your purchases and check your statements frequently to make sure there are no fraudulent purchases made by someone who has stolen your credit card information.
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