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What Scams to Watch Out for This Holiday Season

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What Scams to Watch Out for This Holiday Season

Posted On: October 9, 2019 by Iowa State Bank in: General

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and the threat of cyber crime always increases during the holidays. “Criminals frequently target older populations,” said Rachel Van Ravenhorst, Orange City Frontier Club Coordinator. It’s crucial that senior citizens – and their loved ones – keep an eye out for suspicious activity so they can avoid becoming a victim this holiday season.” Traveling and planning for visitors, buying and wrapping presents for loved ones, and avoiding the flu can make the holidays a busy and stressful time. Cyber criminals know this and attempt to take advantage of people – particularly older adults – when they may not be paying close attention. Rachel warns of several common scams to be aware of this holiday season. 5 Scams to Watch Out for This Upcoming Holiday Season Following are some examples of scams that may target older adults this holiday season.  1. Grandparent scam: This scam involves

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