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12 Online Holiday Scams to Avoid

submitted on November 12, 2011 by siggy38 in "Member's Lounge"

It's the time of year for most of us to spend more time online shopping for gifts, or looking for great holiday deals. But before logging on from a PC, Mac, or mobile device, look out for these 12 Scams.

Many of us are already shopping online, or will be soon, for the holidays. McAfee is pushing its software with its release of the "dozen most dangerous online scams" this season, but there's also some good info here. Consider it a gift of knowledge for you as you surf the Web for presents for your loved ones:

1. Mobile malware
2. Malicious mobile apps
3. Phony Facebook promotions and contests
4. Scareware, or fake antivirus software
5. Holiday screensavers
6. Mac malware
7. Holiday phishing scams
8. Online coupon scams and offers
9. Mystery shopper scams
10. Hotel "wrong transaction" malware emails
11. “It” gift scams
12. “I’m away from home” scammers

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    Posted by DebsFreebies on November 12, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    While we would all like to think we are smarter than to get caught up in a scam, it can happen to anyone!

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