With Christmas just around the corner, most of the US individuals plan to go online to order gifts, electronic devices and gadgets etc. During the shopping season, cyber criminals are getting ready with latest hacking techniques to grab your personal and financial credentials.
Mostly internet and mobile users fall victim to different types of scams during the Christmas season. For more information about the scams that take place over internet, navigate through the infograph.
Social media scams:
Beware of the ads that features contest on various social media sites like Facebook.
Malicious mobile Apps:
Try to download apps only from the official apps store and before downloading the app, read all the terms and permission policies related to apps.
Never respond to mails that are marked as spam in your inbox or click on the malicious links attached with the mail.
Before planning to donate something, its better to have a brief research about the charity by visiting the official sites of the charity.
Other varieties of scams over internet include bogus gift cards, holiday smishing, bogus e-cards and phony classifieds.