I never understood at Christmas time why “bad kids” got coal in their stockings. Back in the day, coal was the number one fuel to keep homes warm, and impoverished people still follow coal trains/trucks to pick up fuel that’s fallen off the vehicles—again, to heat their homes and in some cases to cook with. In addition, there’s the mythical Santa deciding each year who’s naughty and who’s nice.
Well, whatever list you might end up on this year, the Better Business Bureau has just come up with a really naughty list that you should take heed of and share with friends and family. They call it the 12 Scams of Christmas:
• Misleading social media ads offering free trials and then charging a monthly fee you never signed up for.
• Social media gift exchanges— especially ones…