We made our lists. We have checked them twice. We are marking off what needs to be done this holiday season. It seems that we have so much to do in so little time. So one thing we need to make sure of is that we stay away from being scammed.

So many scams and so little time. The one thing you want to make sure of is that you think things through. If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Take a second and think. That is what the scammers are counting on you not to do.

You want to make that perfect purchase. You want to get that perfect gift. You want to make everyone happy. Sometimes you just have to slow down.

Scammers Don't Slow Down for Christmas

Amarillo's Better Business Bureau is here to help. They put out a list of the top scams this holiday season. These are things you need to be careful of now, but they can happen anytime.

Fake Pet Ads

Things pop up all the time. The scammers prey on the holiday time to make a quick buck. It could be a fake pet ad. Families are looking for a puppy for Christmas morning. The way to avoid this is to adopt. Stop by the shelter and find a puppy yourself. Save a life and save yourself from getting scammed.

Fake Charities

Scammers like to tug at the heartstrings this time of year. So be careful of fake charity scams. You can avoid this by contacting the charity directly if you want to help. You can also donate to reputable businesses that are trying to help. That way you know the money is going where you want it to go.

Fake Shipping Ads

Scammers count on you to order all kinds of things this Christmas season. They will take advantage of that. Unless you know you ordered from that company don't click on tracking links in emails. It could take you somewhere that you don't want to go. They can get all sorts of information from you. Again, go directly to the website you ordered from. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

There are many scams this holiday season. The Better Business Bureau wants to make sure your information and money are safe. If there is ever a doubt contact the Better Business Bureau HERE.

You can also check other scams or report a scam at the Better Business Bureau's Scam Tracker HERE.

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