The FBI has these tips for people buying gifts online this year:
- Real delivery companies (like DHL and UPS) will not email you unless you have an account. If you get an email telling you to pick up a package, it is probably phishing (trying to get your personal information).
- Buy gift cards from the companies. Gift cards sold at auction sites or through ads may be fake.
- Don't give your financial information directly to sellers. Use a service like PayPal.