McAfee to Shoppers: Beware the 12 Scams of Christmas


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Posted on Mon Dec 3, 2012, Last Updated on Mon Dec 3, 2012

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Caveat emptor is always wise advice. But it’s particularly important that buyers use caution when shopping online during the holiday season.

McAfee, a maker of security software, has released a list of what it calls “the 12 Scams of Christmas” — and there are some positively frightening examples on the list. For example, did you know there’s a Skype con out there where clicking on a link can lead to having your files held for ransom? And what sort of screwball would run a “fake” charity?

Check out the entire list on McAfee’s blog … and be careful out there.


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