Top 12 Online Holiday Scams According to McAfee

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Top 12 Online Holiday Scams According to McAfee

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McAfee Security company has compiled a list of the top 12 holiday scams online shoppers may see this holiday season.

The company warns that cyber security threats heighten during the holiday season as consumers unknowingly share personal data across their devices, such as a mobile phone or tablet.

Among them are the more common ones, like fake shipping emails in your inbox and bogus gift cards.

But some on the list may be more surprising:

Fake shipping notification emails
Too good to be true deals asking for personal information
Donations to fake charities
Not checking credit card statement
Malware accessing your mobile devices
Verify e-cards you receive
Avoid fake low airfare online ads
Personal information request phone calls
ATM skimming
“Year in Review” links
Leaving your smart phone unattended
Free USB giveaway Drives
For more information on each type of scam, you can see the list here.


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