With the holidays usually comes time with family and friends, shopping, days off to kick back and relax — and an uptick in fraudsters trying to take advantage.  Organizations such as the Better Business Bureau and AARP have been hitting the airwaves with warnings for consumers, but much of their advice can apply to retailers and other businesses as well.

“Fraud is an industry-wide problem affecting consumers, but also businesses,” said Josh Chapman, Vice President of Operations at Cars.com.  “Most partners will never ask you to provide or verify personal or account information by email, so if you receive an email asking for your login, password or other sensitive account information, don’t take the bait.”

For more fraud prevention advice and to learn what Cars.com is doing to prevent fraud, follow the Cars.com Safe Blog.