We came across this timely article about avoiding fraud or other problems in making holiday purchases, in the December 3, 2014 edition of The New York Times:
The article is well worth reading. Too many of our clients are victims of one or another forms of fraud. We have had some firsthand dealings with some of the perpetrators. Credit card fraud and financial fraud are a continuing problem.
We wish all our readers well for the holidays and hope none of them have to deal with these types of problems. Still, forewarned is forearmed.