Tis the season to be jolly but watch out for those Holiday scams!.
In the NY Times article it states that McAffe put out its list of online scams titled
The Twelve Scams Of Christmas:
Here is a list of some:
1. iPad Offers — Think spam when you see an offer of a free iPad if you provide your credit card number. More details on these types of scams be found in this Bucks post on the subject.
2. Help! I’ve Been Robbed” — Friends and family receive phony distress messages requesting money. A New York Times article in May described one recent case of such fraud and what Facebook is doing to combat it.
3. Fake Gift Cards — Similar to the iPod offer scam, this one offers free gift cards in exchange for your personal information.
4. Holiday Jobs — Offers of high-paying, work-at-home jobs in exchange for personal information.
5. Smishing — Phishing texts that appear to be from a bank or retailer.
6. Holiday Rentals — Fake holiday rental sites.
7. E-cards — Fake e-cards loaded with links to viruses.
8. Dangerous Holiday Downloads — Holiday-themed screen savers, jingles and animations loaded with viruses.
*** Be careful out there****