FBI: Watch out for holiday scams

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - With all the Christmas shopping going on, the FBI wants to remind you to watch out for scams.

When it comes to online shopping, if a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is.

On social media, beware of posts offering vouchers or gift cards even if an online friend shared it. Scammers can steal your personal information if you fill out the paperwork.

Some scams can even appear as smartphone apps. Before downloading an app from an unknown source look for third party reviews and be mindful that alternative marketplaces can include stolen or changed content.

Lastly, watch for work from home scams. Postings online offering work from home could have alternative motives behind them. Carefully research individuals or companies before giving any of your personal information out.