Monday, June 11, 2012

Watch Out For Father's Day Scams

Anytime a big spending holiday rolls around, scammers try to claim a piece of the pie. Because Father's Day revolves around spending money on Dad, everyone will be inundated with ads and emails for deals on power tools, oil changes and golf clubs. Scammer try to slip in a few enticing, but ultimately fake, offers into the mix.

Some scams want your personal information to steal your identity. When the Father's Day email deals come pouring in, don't click on any links within the email unless it comes from a trusted source. Some scammers use those links to load computers with viruses and malware that targets personal banking information. More complicated email scams may ask the recipient to provide his or her name, address, phone number, credit card number and more to apply for deals or coupons.

Watch out for suspicious emails that make it through your spam filter and for more information on other BBB Father's Day spending advice, click here.

1 comment:

  1. I am so excited that amazon is running all these great deals for Father's Day. I ordered my father a watch that I know he is going to love. Usually it's too expensive but with the 20% off during the sales event really helped. If you need a gift I suggest you check out the deals they have going on! Take care!
    http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=as_acph_jw_dads_513_616?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=ur2&node=6786099011&tag=amazon2009e-20

    ReplyDelete