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Watch out for these common scams this holiday season

The holidays are right around the corner, and most people are gearing up to exchange gifts with friends, family and loved ones. However, purchasing those presents might be in jeopardy if you happen to fall for any number of scams proliferating around the Bay Area this year.

From the rise of "pig butchering" scams to the classic "romance" scam, watch the video above for a breakdown of the hallmarks of these fraudulent schemes, and tips to recover your assets if you happen to fall for one of them.

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