Be wary of holiday scams

Published 10:09 am Friday, November 25, 2016

We certainly hope that everyone got the opportunity to spend time with their family and friends, and enjoyed all the turkey and dressing that has become leftovers to be eaten over the next several days. But today is the largest shopping day of the year, and shoppers are out in full force to find the best deals.

This single day allows many retailers look to expand or turn around their profit margins.

Those same retailers have been marketing their products at the best deals of the year, but it is important to always read the fine print of every advertisement.

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Here are some tips that may help avoid potential pitfalls and frustrations offered by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine:

• Check the exclusions and limitations of an offer

• Find out if rain checks apply

• Understand return policies before you buy

• Keep your receipts

• Monitor your accounts

• Watch for scams

The holiday shopping season can be a great opportunity to find some great deals, but it is just as important to doublecheck for all the information that may be included. While we all want to find the best deals, make it a point to look locally when shopping for that perfect present, especially at a business here in Lawrence County.