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Scammers targeting online shopping during holiday season [Video]

They tend to prey on people during their most vulnerable times.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Most of us love the convenience of buying something online and having it shipped right to our doorstep — especially during the holidays. 

But you know who loves it most? 

Scammers. 

They tend to prey on people during their most vulnerable times. 

According to Katie Galan, Regional Director with the Better Business Bureau, that is especially true this month. “This is a time for scams to go up normally, and we're seeing an even bigger increase now because of the combination of COVID, with people staying home, and the holidays.” 

With more packages being shipped this month, thieves may gamble that you are expecting one and send an email or a text asking you to “update” your delivery preferences. Although you may be tempted to respond because it looks like it comes from UPS, FedEx or the Postal Service, doing so could put …

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