Guard yourself against scams in stores and online
Protect your purchases―and yourself
Even in a tough economy, Americans get into the spirit of giving, especially at the holidays. The National Retail Federation estimates we’ll spend about $500 billion this season. But buyers beware: ’Tis the season for thieves and fraudsters, too. And who better to target than a harried shopper who has been using her credit card all over town and cyberspace? Whether you shop at the mall or online, follow our simple rules to avoid becoming a victim of fraud.