FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- The Better Business Bureau is busy, but so are the scammers, especially this time of year.
The holidays mean there is plenty of online shopping and plenty of deliveries.
"What they do is try to scam you out of your purchase or scam you out of your delivery," BBB Director of Communications Nichole Thomas said.
Nichole Thomas from the Better Business Bureau identified two specific scams.
She said look for a phishing text where it looks like you have a text from a delivery company and it says the delivery is re-routed.
"You click on the link, it takes you to a form asking for personal identifiable information and what we know about that is that it could be used to steal your identity," Thomas said.
She said if the scammer is really bold, they'll do the second type of scamming where they'll follow the mail truck, wait for delivery and snatch the package off the porch.
The most popular of the two is when people online shop. Either personal information is stolen or never delivered.
Thomas said the best thing you can do is check in with the original deliverer wherever you purchased from.
See what their tracking info says. Reach out to them directly.
"People create these websites to look legitimate, but there's no real product to sell. We see that with holiday toys," Thomas added.