New holiday scam targeting kids

November 17, 2010 5:41:31 AM PST
Watch out for a new holiday scam targeting your kids. Frauds are luring them onto websites by promising them free stuff - in exchange, teens and tweens are asked to play games, watch videos and fill out surveys, often asking for their personal information.

Consumer advocates say kids are most susceptible during the holidays, because they're surfing the web for gifts.

They urge parents to warn children - never give out their email or address. Instead, save up for that Wii or Xbox.


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