The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a new online and phone scam.
First, there’s the Secret Sister gift exchange on Facebook. Scammers tell you to put your name on a list to get 36 presents, as long as you get your friends to sign up.
But the presents never arrive.
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Also, watch for phony e-cards and letters from Santa. Many are laced with malware that will infect your computer and steal your personal information.
The BBB has also seen a spike in fake charities asking for donations. They suggest doing your research before clicking on any links.