Five Holiday Scams To Watch Out For in 2023

by Scamlegit

Dec 1, 2023

by Scamlegit

Dec 1, 2023

Fraudsters don’t take holiday breaks, but by being vigilant, you can protect your money, your purchases and your identity from being stolen during the gift-giving season.

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Online shopping scams involve scammers pretending to be legitimate online sellers, by using a fake website or setting up a fake profile on a genuine website or social media platform.

Package delivery theft


A private study conducted by Forbes Advisor found that approximately 38% of those surveyed have had packages stolen recently and been a victim of parcel theft. 

Gift card scam


Watch for outlandish fees that can add to the purchase price or drain your card’s value. However, in one common scam, someone claims to be a family member or friend who needs money and insists that you give it to them in the form of a gift card.

Charity scam


Australians tend to give more to charities during the holidays. Scammers try to take advantage of this through fake online charities. Some call you by phone to request a donation or ask for the payment.

Holiday rental scam


Fraudsters will post beautiful rental properties online that don’t actually exist. Once you show interest, they often try to get you off the app to communicate with them directly and submit payment so it will be difficult to get your money back.

by Scamlegit

Dec 1, 2023

What To Do if You Fall for a Scam?

If you become the victim of a scam, don’t be ashamed—but do report it. There are a number of ways to report theft and prevent it from happening again. 

by Scamlegit

Dec 1, 2023

Contact Your Bank and Retailer

Report Scams to the Regulator