As if the ramp up of robocalls wasn’t enough, just in time for Christmas we gets a new scam that preys upon the goodness of others, an economic downturn and the holidays. And the worst part, ladies, this one is targeted at you.
The shiny spot to all of this, is the Better Business Bureau has identified the scam early and has deemed it illegal. So here’s the info that you need to be aware of.
BBB Scam Alert!
If you have seen the “Secret Sister” scam online, be wary. The gift exchange is actually an illegal pyramid scheme in holiday wrapping.
— BBB Serving Central SC and Charleston (@BBBColaChas) November 10, 2020
The scam goes you give them $10 they will deliver packages in gifts to 36 people, while you receive packages as well. The scam goes you give them $10 they will deliver packages in gifts to 36 people, while you receive packages, as well.
While you may receive a package here or there, it is deemed a Pyramid scheme. And if you know anything about those, the person at the bottom gets nothing in return for their cost and efforts.