With the holiday season fast approaching, shoppers may be particularly susceptible to potential online scams and scammers.

According to SocialCatfish.com — a website that helps consumers verify online identities to avoid being defrauded — the recent global chain issues and corresponding long delivery times could make it harder shoppers to know if they are being scammed.

Here are some of the most popular scams, according to the company:

Missing package scam

In some cases, scammers pretend to be FedEx and send an email with a with a link to track your package. When clicked on, the malicious link steals your personal and financial information, according to SocialCatfish. This scam might also come in the form of a text message, voicemail or even leave a “missed delivery” tag on your front door.

It’s best to never click on a link or call back a number from an unknown delivery notice. Make sure to contact the company directly using a…

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