Holiday season is scammer season, says FBI


December 2, 2021

FBI Denver has issued a warning to residents of Wyoming that it’s a good idea to practice caution while buying items online. Cyber scams affect thousands of people in America each year and scammers are known to take advantage of the holiday season.

Two scams are particularly common at this time of the year: non-delivery or non-payment and phishing.

In a non-delivery scam, a buyer pays for goods or services online, but never receives them. A non-payment scam is the opposite: goods or services are shipped, but the seller is never paid.

According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Cente...

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