TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida’s attorney general is urging parents to be aware of back-to-school scammers trying to steal their money.
With the back-to-school sales tax holiday coming to an end on Monday, August 9, many school supplies may be in short supply, forcing more people to look online for necessary items.
Don’t fall for fraudulent advertisements that often appear on social media, AG Ashley Moody warned. There has also been an increase in faux student loan forgiveness plans reported to the Better Business Bureau.
“Scammers may try to exploit the back-to-school shopping rush through fraudulent ads on social media or through direct email solicitations. Don’t fall for their tricks and report any suspicious activity to my office by calling 1(866) 9NO-SCAM or visiting MyFloridaLegal.com,” Moody said.
To avoid back-to-school scams, keep these tips in mind:
- Use a credit card when shopping online for additional…