We are decking the halls and trimming the trees. Lighting the menorahs and counting down the days to the holidays. But, while this time of year is typically filled with good vibes and cheer, it’s also ripe for scammers to target vulnerable shoppers. We chatted with Darius Kingsley, Head of Consumer Business Practices at Chase Bank, for all of his best tips for avoiding getting conned. Below, the five most common seasonal scams—how to spot them and what to do when you encounter them.
Meet the Expert
Darius Kingsley has been the Managing Director and Head of Consumer Business Practices at JPMorgan Chase & Co. for nearly 7 years as well as Managing Director and General Counsel, Mortgage Banking for about 4 years prior to his current role. Between 2009 and 2013, Kingsley held two roles in the U.S. Department of Treasury, one as part of the Senior Counsel and the other as Chief Housing Policy Advisor in the Office of Financial Stability.