BBB Scam Alert: Scammers target parents eligible for child tax credits, hotel scams, and more

Bob Sirott

An online shopper searches different sites, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, from Miami. Unfortunately, there’s no time like the holidays for fraud. Online shopping is convenient and popular, for shoppers and scammers alike. Experts suggest restricting your purchases to reputable vendors, and be wary of lookalike websites, where the name of a well-known brand is slightly off. Also, don’t click on emails and links from unfamiliar senders, and make payments only on secure sites indicated by a lock symbol or “https” in the web address. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Steve Bernas, president and CEO of BBB of Chicago and Northern Illinois, joined Bob Sirott to talk about all the scams you need to be aware of today. He shares five common hotel scams, vaccine lottery scams, and how scammers target parents eligible for child tax credits.

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