MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Christmas is fast approaching, which means holiday shopping is on the rise. Although it can be easy to get caught up in the gift-giving season, local law enforcement agencies are reminding us to be vigilant for possible digital crimes and scams.

Local law enforcement along the Gulf Coast are highlighting some helpful tips to keep you safe while shopping during the Holiday season. 

Digital Scams

Holiday shoppers should be on the look out for online scammers who might try to access your personal information or your electronic funds.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama reported a potential Cash App scam on Facebook. Cash App, is a free app where users can send and receive money simply by searching for a username. 

The post offered to give $1800 to families in need who “qualify” for the offer. In order to receive the money, users had to give away personal information, including their cash app information. 

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office reminded residents of the Golden Rule.

“If it seems to be too good to be true, it probably is”

 -Post from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Alabama

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