WEST CHESTER (December 14, 2020)  — With more and more consumers shopping online and interacting on social media and e-mail due to the pandemic, cybercriminals are increasingly adept at trying to steal your personal and financial information.

State Senator Elect-Carolyn Comitta is partnering with the Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro to present a virtual presentation on avoiding holiday scams on Tuesday, December 15 at 10:30 a.m.

The program will also be live-streamed on Senator-Elect Comitta’s website (www.pasenatorcomitta.com/live) and Facebook Page (@Rep Comitta). It will also be available on Zoom, please contact senatorcomitta@pasenate.com for login information.

“If you are shopping for last-minute gift ideas, don’t let your guard down. From fake order confirmations to bogus charitable solicitations to cloned websites, scammers and cyber criminals have no shortage of ways to try to steal your information,” Comitta said. “This is especially important for senior citizens, who are often targeted by these schemes.”

The brief program will inform viewers about several new scams and educate them on ways to protect themselves and their families.

If you miss the live-stream, a recording of the event will be posted to Senator-Elect Comitta’s website and social media pages.