Tis’ the Season For Holiday Shopping Scams

PHOENIX – With Black Friday just days away, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is reminding Arizonans to watch out for potential scams while shopping this holiday season.

"The holidays should be a time for happiness and celebration, but it's important for hard-working Arizona families to protect themselves against grinches," said Attorney General Brnovich. 

Attorney General Brnovich Offers the Following Consumer Tips:

  1. Know the retailer’s return policy before you buy.
  2. Be sure prices match the posted price.
  3. Check your receipt for accuracy.
  4. Treat gift cards like cash.
  5. Be timely with returns.
  6. Use a credit card when shopping online – not a debit card.
  7. Use secure, reputable websites when shopping online.
  8. Check your credit card and bank statements for unauthorized charges. 
  9. Check recall notices before buying children’s products.
  10. Save warranties and service agreements.

If you believe you have been a victim of consumer fraud, please contact the Attorney General’s Office in Phoenix at (602) 542-5763, in Tucson at (520) 628-6504, or outside the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas at 1 (800) 352-8431. Consumers can also file complaints online by visiting the Attorney General’s website.