Looking for a job? Scammers might be looking for you
Recent layoffs in industries like the tech sector have scammers fine-tuning their approaches to take advantage. They may advertise jobs online, sometimes setting up fake websites, or look for targets on social media — all to try to steal your money and personal information.
Burglars still looking to score before and after Christmas
However, the Christmas season can allow thieves to window shop and find homes with big-ticket items they want. News4Jax crime and safety expert, Ken Jefferson, says little do homeowners know, thieves regularly scope-out houses and peep through windows looking for items they may want while no one is home. “People will look into your window and come break into your house when you’re not there.”It’s not just what is inside your house. “Or take it away from your home.”As always, enjoy your Christmas goodies, but continue smart, easy safety practices. Jefferson also reminds people not to leave valuables, including Christmas presents, inside cars for any period of time.
Don’t let good will go to waste; look out for holiday scams
With the holiday season fast approaching, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is warning of holiday scams and launching new resources to help protect yourself and your family. It’s called Scams at a Glance: 'Tis the Season. The brochure provides resources and information on emerging frauds and schemes associated with the holidays and charitable donations. For a Spanish version of the Tis the Season edition, click here. Moody said knowing what to look for is the first step to keep yourself from becoming a victim.