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.