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Dec 13th

2013

Holiday Scam #3: Hot Holiday Gift

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Be wary of advertising deals and steals on this season's must-have items. Clever crooks will publish dangerous links, post phony contests on social media sites, and send phishing emails in an effort to entice viewers into revealing personal information and/or downloading malware onto their devices.

TIP: If an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is. Do your best to verify "low low" prices on this season's biggest sellers.

Have a safe and happy holiday season!

Reference:
Dennedy, M. (2013). McAfee's Online Safety Tips for the Top 12 Holiday Scams.

McAfee (2013). McAfee Spotlights the "12 Scams of Christmas" to Keep Consumers Digital Lives Safe

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