BBB Warns of Holiday Hoaxes (Photo Gallery)

BBB Warns of Holiday Hoaxes (Photo Gallery)

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    11. Getaway Goon: When shopping or vacationing, don't become a target for theft. Guard belongings, be observant, and pack lightly. Avoid broadcasting travel plans or empty homes on social networks as it may entice burglars.

    (MGN Online )

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November 20, 2012 Updated Nov 20, 2012 at 2:34 PM CDT

With busy schedules, shopping rush, and an ever-growing to-do list, it's easy to get caught up in the holidays.  However, the Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to stay alert for common holiday hoaxes.

The BBB Complaint Resolution Department says be aware of the top 12 hoaxes of the 2012 holiday season.

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