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Scams come home for the holidays

Be wary of gift card scams

Holiday shopping, like most shopping these days, has moved online, and that poses unique risks, according to a new AARP survey. More than 75 percent of U.S. consumers reported that they have experienced some kind of fraud and a similar share of consumers failed a 9-question safe shopping quiz.

The AARP holiday scams survey also identified three specific threat areas: onl...