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Whether at work or school, December is the season for gift exchanges and scammers want to get in on the action.
One pyramid scam often seen around this season involves a viral social media post about joining in a secret holiday gift exchange.
It promises that if you send one gift to a recipient, you will receive upwards of 30 gifts in return.
However, those chain “gift exchanges” are a form of illegal gambling, according to AARP.
Not only will you not receive any gifts, but you also may end up in legal trouble. With so many ways to give in real life, skip the virtual gift giving and have a safer holiday season.
Visit the AARP Fraud Watch Network by clicking here or call the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline at 877-908-3360 to report a scam or get help if you’ve fallen victim.