This time of year, you're so inundated with messages about the upcoming holidays that you may not even notice you're being scammed. You could lose money in the deal and, worse, falling for it can put a major damper on your holidays.
If you've ever received a chain letter, you'll know how this scam works. You receive a letter that essentially says, "send this letter to 12 friends." In return, you'll get something great, like good luck or money.
On Facebook, the "secret sisters gift exchange," promises you'll end up receiving up to 36 gifts. You're asked to buy one gift for $10, and you'll get "six to 36" gifts in return. (See photo.)
If you stop to think about it, how are you paying for one $10 gift and getting $360 worth of gifts in return? If your gut is telling you something's wrong, it's because it is. This gift exchange is a Facebook scam you shouldn't fall for. Plus, what's really creepy is that you're asked to give your home address, so you can receive the gifts. That's dangerous.