CHICAGO, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With peak holiday shopping season underway right now, myFOXchicago.com is featuring Saint Xavier University professor William Kresse, aka "Professor Fraud" in "The 12 Scams to Watch Out For This Holiday Season", a series of short one minute videos designed to educate consumers and save them money and hassle in the days ahead.
The 12 segments give helpful tips on how to avoid these consumer scams:
Pickpockets and ID Theft
House Parties and ID Theft
Phony Order Confirmation – Phishing Fraud
Credit Card Refund Fraud
RFID Credit Card High-Tech Pick Pocketing
Phony Salesclerk Scam
Phony Cyber Shopping Sites
Fraudulent Check Scam
Secret Skimmer Fraud
Kresse is an associate professor at the Graham School of Management and director of the Saint Xavier University Center for the Study of Fraud and Corruption.
SXU Chicago Campus: 3700 W. 103rd Street, Chicago, Ill. 60655 – (773) 298-3000
SXU Orland Park Campus: 18230 Orland Parkway, Orland Park, Ill. 60467 – (708) 802-6200
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago's oldest Catholic university. Serving more than 5,000 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 43 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier's excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.
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