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Oklahoma Better Business Bureau Warns About Top Holiday Scams

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The Oklahoma Better Business Bureau warns people about three scams Oklahomans really need to unwrap. The Oklahoma Better Business Bureau warns people about three scams Oklahomans really need to unwrap.
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The Oklahoma Better Business Bureau has seen it all. From fake charities to a 90-year-old widow being cheated out of $15,000.

So to prepare you for scams this holiday season, we made a list that you need to check twice.

"It's heartbreaking, it's absolutely heartbreaking," said Kitt Letcher.

Kitt Letcher of the Central Oklahoma BBB hears about those bad bananas too often.

"Even throughout this entire week we've had phone calls every single day," said Letcher.

But right now tis the real season for scammers.

"People are really generous this time of year and they're trying to do more for everybody and this is when people are really trying to take advantage of that generosity," said Letcher.

So here are three scams Oklahomans really need to unwrap. The first, fake websites.

"Other sites are popping up and copying what they do and charging for products they don't even have," said Letcher.

Overstock.com has seen its fair share of copy-cats. Fake sites like OverstockClearanceMart.com and OverstockPromoSales.com can be detected with one simple phone call.

"Calling a customer service number on a website to see if it's real," said Letcher.

The second scam for OK Christmas is fake charities.

"They're not just started overnight and they're not just on social media asking for money. Really look into what they are all about and see what they're doing," said Letcher.

The third, stranded grandkids. Scammers pose as grandchildren, call grandma or grandpa and say they need money to get home for the holidays, which is of course, a lie.

"The best thing you can do is call them. Call and make sure they are who they say they are and don't just wire money," said Letcher,

Overall, just try not to get anywhere near scammers, don't even touch them with a 39 and half foot pole.

"People just need to be aware and look at things for face value and do some background checks," said Letcher.

Find more information about the Top 12 Scams!

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