How to avoid holiday shopping scams in 2021


To reduce the risk of getting scammed, buyers need to research the websites they want to buy from.

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Better Business Bureau of Iowa is encouraging online shoppers to be safe so they don’t become a victim to a scam this holiday season. 

Laura Chavez, the director of operations for BBB Iowa, said because of supply chain issues more people might start shopping online earlier, but also might not be aware of the dangers they face. 

“Online scams account for a third of all of the scams that get reported to the BBB,” Chavez said. 

She noted lots of Iowans do get targeted by online scams, and since 2017, online scams have been increasing according to BBB’s Scam Tracker…

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