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FBI and IRS issue urgent new warnings on holiday scams and how to avoid them

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FBI and IRS issue urgent new warnings on holiday scams and how to avoid them




<p>The <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href=" target="_blank">holiday season</a> puts many of us in the sharing spirit. But if you're looking to give back to your loved ones this winter, be careful that you're not inadvertently giving to scammers, too. Con artists know that this is a good time to capitalize on people's gifting and charitable efforts, and they're not afraid to use your Christmas cheer against you. The Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have both issued urgent warnings regarding holiday scams. Discover how to avoid being a victim.</p>
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