FBI warns of online scams ahead of holidays
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KSWO) - The Oklahoma City FBI Division is warning the public of online scams ahead of the holidays.
According to the FBI, Oklahomans lost more than $26 million due to online scams in 2020.
They said the two most common scams around the holidays are non-delivery and non-payment crimes.
Non-delivery scams involve people buying items online and then never receiving them, while non-payment scams involve goods being shipped to someone and them never paying the seller.
Those scams alone cost Oklahomans $1.7 million last year, according to the FBI.
The FBI also said to look out for products being misrepresented on auction sites or sellers asking you to pay with a pre-paid card.
If you find yourself to be the victim of a scam, the FBI said to call your credit card company or bank to dispute any suspicious charges and contact local law enforcement.
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