It is a busy time of year- for all of us and for scam artists. Financial professional Scott Carty talked with WJBK-FOX 2 Detroit about holiday scams and tips on how we can protect ourselves.

Holiday Scams:

1. Gift Card Scams

2. Fake Charities

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3. Delivery Scams

Prevention Tips:

1. Review Statements

2. Protect Your Information

3. Do Your Homework

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