Holiday Scams

 

As the holiday season approaches, many of you will be sitting in the comfort of your home or office and purchasing presents for friends and family online. The convenience comes at a cost: the potential for fraud and identity theft. The holiday season typically presents a plethora of digital traps for the consumer, so some knowledge and advice on how to protect yourself is invaluable.

It’s not only online shopping that presents a potential risk, but emails with malicious links, bogus ads, and fake social media posts. Sadly, what is often a time for people to give to a good cause is also a time when fraudsters pose as charitable concerns.

There is an excellent article posted by US-Cert that gives advice and links to some reliable sources of information that will help you protect yourself and your family as you enjoy the convenience of the internet.

To read more, Click Here.

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