During the holiday season, most of us are thinking about getting together with family and friends and being thankful, while the ne'er-do-goods are thinking about how they can capitalize on you having your guard down.

The Better Business Bureau put together a list of 10 known holiday scams of which you need to be aware, from the "Grandchild Needs Money" scheme to the fake "Your Order Has Shipped" email.

Some simple tips to avoid getting scammed this holiday season:

  • Verify all sources, stories, goods and/or services before sending money to anyone, anywhere.

There, that list of tips should cover you pretty good!

For more specific tips and a list of the 12 known holiday scams, click here to go to the Better Business Bureau website!

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