DETROIT – Holiday shopping season is kicking into high gear and because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, more people will be shopping online.
Melanie Duquesnel is the president of the Better Business Bureau serving Eastern Michigan.
“If a deal appears to be too good to be true, it probably is,” Duquesnel said. “Buy items off secure websites and use a credit card, it provides more safety.”
The scammers call and when you answer you get a recorded message claiming to be from Amazon stating there is a problem with your Amazon account. Scammers also send emails or texts, asking you to verify your personal information -- all so they can steal it.
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