Don’t Be Fooled By This ‘Letters to Santa’ Scam
Tis' the season to be scammed. One website is out to get you with a 'Letters to Santa' scam.
Unfortunately the scamming business doesn't stop just because it's the holidays. The time to be on the look out for potential scammers is year round, folks.
According to NJ.com, the latest fraud comes our way via the North Pole. Scammers are now taking advantage of kids as they write their letters to the big guy in the red suit.
It may be a good idea to monitor your children's online activity and make them aware of clicking on a "Letter from Santa" link. According to the article, the Better Businesses Bureau reports the website could be a bogus one and may even promise a personalized letter from Santa to your child. The Santa scammer, of course, never delivers to your child but, now has your credit card information.
The post office still is your best option when writing a letter to the Jolly Old Elf. In fact, they've been doing it for over 100 years! Christmas 2017 will be the 105th year for the 'Letters to Santa' campaign by the U.S. Postal Service.
Follow this simple steps to send your letters to Santa Claus:
1. Address all letters to Santa Claus, North Pole.
2. Write your personalized response to your child and sign it 'From Santa'.
3. Insert both letters into an envelope and address it to your child.
4. The return address should be Santa Claus, North Pole.
5. Make sure you use a First-Class stamp.
6. Put everything in a large envelopes with postage and mail it to:
North Pole Postmark Postmaster
4141 Postmark Dr-Anchorage AK 99530-9998