cybersafe holiday shopping‘Tis the season for holiday celebrations and scams!

It's that time of year where we are inundated with "Cyber Deal" this and "Year-End Savings" that. Just like good food and spending time with family and friends, there is no doubt that the holiday season also brings out cybercriminals.

As retailers deck the halls with amazing deals and limited-time offers, hackers celebrate with their own traditions — trying to trick you into sharing sensitive information in exchange for exclusive holiday deals.

Keep you and yours safe this holiday season with these online safety tips:

  • Scammers create fake charities to lure in your donations. Research charities before you give.
  • Scammers create fake sites that copy real ones. You place your order and get nothing but an empty wallet. Only use official sites and storefronts.
  • Scammers love gift cards! Never buy gift cards secondhand or from auction sites. And never pay bills or individuals with gift cards.
  • Beware of deals that look too good to be true. That great discount or exclusive product might hide a dangerous scam.

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