Our 2020 holiday season will likely look much different this year as we seek out a balance between staying safe and enjoying the most wonderful time of the year. As almost all things have changed over the past year, we can count on at least one thing staying the same this year and that’s cybercrooks out to exploit and take advantage of us this holiday season.
Most scams we see during the holidays are variations of everyday fraud schemes, ramped up to match seasonal spikes in spending and web traffic. As the pandemic continues to sweep across the nation, it’s inevitable that online shopping will be at an all-time high this year giving fraudsters a golden opportunity to take advantage of holiday shoppers.
We want to make sure that our FCB customers have a safe and merry holiday season. Not only does that include you and your family staying well over the next few weeks, but we want to make sure you are aware of some of the most prevalent holiday scams, what to look out for as you begin your holiday shopping and how you can stay safe during this special time of year. Follow us all month long here and on Facebook as we share some great tips, resources and advice on how you can #FCBsafeandmerry this holiday season.
As you begin your holiday shopping either in person or online this season, here’s a few tips to keep in mind.