Protecting Yourself From Holiday Scams; Browns "Perfect Season" Parade Preps

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It's the season of giving and receiving, and for scammers, the season for taking.  It's the most wonderful time of the year for hackers, thieves and con artists looking to steal your money, your identity or both. So be on guard for look alike Websites, phony charities and phishing scams in the form of fake shipping notifications. Don't think it can't happen to you.      Later, we'll meet a Browns fan with a huge Twitter following whose plans for an 0-16 Browns parade, which seems likely, has some laughing and some vein-popping mad.  And we'll laugh about holidays past with Cleveland comedian Mike Polk Jr., before clearing out for Dick Feagler's 2014 narration of his classic "Christmas at Aunt Ida's" column. 


Jon Miller Steiger, Director, East Central Region, Federal Trade Commission 
Sheryl Harris, Director, Cuyahoga County, Department of Consumer Affairs  
Chris McNeil, Planner, Browns “Perfect Season” Parade 
Mike Polk Jr., Newspaper Columnist, Actor, Comedian 

For More Information to Report Possible Scams:
Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs (216-443-7035)

Cleveland Consumer Affairs (216-664-4529)

Ohio Attorney General's Office (1-800-282-0515)

Federal Trade Commission (1-888-382-1222)

Better Business Bureau

BBB Cleveland

BBB Charity Wise Giving Alliance

Ohio Channel On-Demand Video

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