Watch Out For These Mother’s Day Scams
With Mother's Day coming up, we want to get mom something special and a lot of us will be searching online for that perfect gift. But, we need to be careful!
You need to make sure it's from a legit website. And, these scammers are good at what they do, so they will make their site look legit and just like a real website.
According to the New York Post, all the graphics and ads on the site might look right. But instead of Zara.com, it might be Zaras.com with an "S" at the end. And their ads might even pop up on sites like Facebook. So be careful.
A fraud protection firm looked at data from the last few years, and found the top three fake and STOLEN things people accidentally buy their mom for Mother's Day . . .
1. Luxury watches and jewelry. For some reason Kate Spade is a popular brand for bogus websites. They buy the watches with stolen credit cards and sell them at a discount. So if a deal seems too good to be true, double check the site.
2. Vacation packages. Trips to Disneyland and Disney World in particular. Be careful if they want you to pay with Bitcoins, iTunes gift cards, or even through PayPal.
3. Clothing. Be on the lookout for sketchy websites that sell shoes, high-end fashion stuff, and expensive things like leather jackets.
I hope all moms have a wonderful, relaxing Mother's Day!
[via: New York Post]