Happy Holidays! Here’s 12 scams to look out for.

personal financeThere’s nothing more wonderful than this time of year. We all seem a little bit happier and more charitable. Sharing smiles and friendly hello’s just makes your heart feel a little warmer.

Unfortunately, this time of year is also the favorite of scammers and thieves who know that your extra cheer can lead them to their extra presents, on your dime.

Here is a list of the top 12 holiday scams to watch out for, put out by our friends at Credit.com.

  1. Phony E-tailers
  2. Mobile Malware
  3. Social Media Traps
  4. Phishing
  5. Bogus Gift Cards
  6. E-Cards
  7. The Hot Holiday Gift Scam
  8. Fake Charities
  9. iTunes Gift Card Scams
  10. Online Coupon Scams
  11. Fake Classified Ads
  12. Your Email’s Spam Folder

Read the complete list here...

Obviously, another one to add to the list is Identity Theft in general. As we throw around the plastic like it’s going out of style, the opportunities for dishonest store clerks is prime. Make sure that you can keep an eye on your card at all times to ensure that your credit card isn’t going to be used to brighten the day of some retailer at your expense.

Have you been the victim of one of these scams, or maybe someone you know has? Let us know in the comments below what happened to you so we can add it to the list.

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About Anthony Candella

Anthony is the founder and Directing Attorney of YourCreditAttorney.com and has been helping consumers just like you understand and improve your credit and financial situation since 2003.