There is no end to the ways that unscrupulous people will attempt to defraud others – especially at this time of year. Please keep these in mind this holiday season:
If you get a shipping notice claiming that you have a package from UPS, FedEx, USPS or DHL but you need to click on a link for details, DO NOT CLICK on the link. Go to the courier’s website to authenticate the message.
Think before you click a link, especially when you have been searching for popular items and see these items for bargain prices. Often these are rogue retailers that will deliver malware when you click on these links.
Another reminder to never enter credit card information on any page that does not start with https://.
These may seem like “old” tips but it is startling how many people are still caught in these scams and the tips bear repeating.