According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, Arkansans lost over $16,140,000 in scams in 2020.

ARKANSAS, USA — The Little Rock FBI is warning Arkansans to be on the lookout for scams this holiday season.

The FBI says shoppers should look out for increasingly aggressive and innovative scams designed by criminals to steal money and personal information.

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) says Arkansans lost over $16,140,000 in 2020 to a variety of scams. 

This year the Little Rock FBI says it wants shoppers to enjoy a scam-free holiday season. Officials are recommending shoppers to stay vigilant against charity and online shopping scams, and payment red flags.

Charity Scams: As the holidays approach, charity-related scams increase. These scams target people who are looking to donate to those who are less fortunate. Officials say scammers will ask for money on behalf of false charities. These scams can come in the following forms: 

  • Phone calls
  • Email campaign
  • Fake websites

Online Shopping Scams: Officials say…

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