As this holiday season approaches, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users to be aware of potential holiday scams and malicious cyber campaigns, particularly when browsing or shopping online. Cyber actors may send emails and ecards containing malicious links or attachments infected with malware or may send spoofed emails requesting support for fraudulent.
In a rush to complete your holiday shopping? Online scammers hope so. Identity theft and online scams peak at this time of year when consumers are often too distracted to follow the usual safety.
Holiday traditions take many forms—greeting cards, lighting displays, Secret Santas, ugly sweaters. And every year, the also-ugly tradition of holiday frauds and scams takes new forms.Online Shopping Scams Are 62% Higher During the Holiday Season; California and Texas Are the Hardest Hit. For the first time, consumers will do more of their holiday shopping online than they will in brick-and-mortar stores. Fifty-four percent of shoppers plan to do their shopping from their mobile devices this year, as opposed to in-store. This year marks the first time the shopping scales.Online scams are sophisticated messages, often using professional-looking brands and logos to look like they come from a business you already know. This can make it difficult at first sight to know what is real and what is fake. A scam message can be sent by email, SMS, dating sites, social networking sites, instant messaging or even through videophone communications like Skype or FaceTime.
To help you stay safe, we're sharing our top tips to protect yourself from scams (lower down this page), but first we've a rundown of some of the most vile and convincing ones to watch out for, including awful scams involving Martin, text message scams, email scams, online shopping scams, door-to-door scams, telephone scams and other financial scams to avoid.Read More
The convenience of online shopping can help make the busy holiday season a little easier, but it also comes with risks. Using trusted sites, logging on from secure locations and following your instincts can help you protect yourself from online shopping scams. For more tips on securing your information online, visit our FutureTrack blog.Read More
Scams, ripoffs and frauds are becoming more and more commonplace. The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety's WA ScamNet was developed as one method of combatting this ever increasing problem. You can anonymously report criminal activity and suspicious behaviour either online at crimestopperswa.com.au or by phoning 1800 333 000.Read More
Avoid Holiday and Black Friday Scams with these Cyber Security Tips. The holiday season is finally here and with it brings a multitude of sales. According to Pew Research Center, 80% of American adults are now purchasing products online. But many of these online shoppers don’t realize the potential risk involved with online scams and fraud perpetrated cybercriminals to deceive buyers. In.Read More
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns shoppers to be alert to holiday scams and malicious cyberattacks this holiday season. According to the agency, criminals may send fraudulent emails or e-cards with malicious links or attachments. Learn 12 tips to better detect and avoid holiday shopping scams, and better protect your identity and finances while searching for.Read More
A few scams are specific to the holidays, but most are variations on everyday frauds, ramped up to match seasonal spikes in spending and web traffic. With a little preparation and vigilance, you can lessen your chances of being victimized. Not surprisingly, holiday scams often center on shopping, especially online. Sixty percent of consumers.Read More
The Department of Homeland Security also warned consumers to be cautious of malicious cyber campaigns and potential holiday scams where threat actors may send emails and ecards containing malicious links or attachments infected with malware. Online shopping safety tips for the holiday season. Whatever it is that your shopping for, there are a myriad threats lurking in the online world. To add.Read More
Shop safe - holiday scams. Shop online safely. Holiday scams. You can find great holiday deals online. But look out for fake websites that seem real but are really a scam. The last thing you want is for your dream holiday to turn into a nightmare. What to look out for: Scam emails and text messages - Fraudsters sometimes send messages pretending to be from real companies. They may have links.Read More
Holiday scams. You can find great holiday deals online. But look out for fake websites that seem real but are really a scam. The last thing you want is for your dream holiday to turn into a nightmare. What to look out for: Scam emails and text messages - Fraudsters sometimes send messages pretending to be from real companies. They may have links that lead to a fake website, or put a virus on.Read More
COLORADO, USA — With the holiday season in full swing, many will resort to online shopping with the hopes of finding the best deals. In some cases, if the deal is too good to be true, you should.Read More