• It's the season of scams: What you can do to protect yourself this holiday season

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    The giving season is also a busy season for scammers, according to the FBI.

    More than 65,000 people were victims of holiday scams last year, and those victims lost a total of $184 million.

    The best way to protect yourself is to know where these threats come from. Most of the time it's a phone call or something you're doing on the internet.

    Channel 11's Erin Clarke found out about the most common schemes. Here's what you can do to protect yourself -- in the video above.


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