The holiday season is the prime time for fraudsters looking to take advantage of distracted, frenzied shoppers. Consumers are worried about protecting their data because of the spike in hack attacks, phishing schemes and scams. Despite the festivities and spirit of giving, it is becoming more difficult for consumers to avoid the bad guys in a dangerous digital world.
Don’t let Cyber Grinches steal your cash and holiday cheer. To keep you cyber safe for the holidays, we’ll be counting down the twelve most popular scams to watch out for this season.
During the busy holiday shopping season, people are looking for temporary or seasonal work and scammers prey on this. Beware of work at home and mystery shopper ads. These are usually scams.
Tip: The key to landing a real seasonal job is to start early, research the company by going to their website or checking with the BBB and never give out your social security number to unsolicited callers.
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