Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us. While you are shopping for gifts, attending parties, and drinking hot cider, the scammers are going to work.
Here are four scams to avoid this holiday season:
Be on the lookout for fake emails from shipping providers like UPS and FedEx.
With friends and family mailing gifts to one another, it’s likely that you and your employees will receive notifications from carriers, such as UPS or FedEx, notifying you that a package has been delivered.
Whether you were expecting something or not, the intrigue will cause most people to read the message and try to find out what it might be.
Is it the gift I ordered for my wife? Or maybe it’s the gifts Grandma sent?
Scammers capitalize on this intrigue by asking you to give them information that may be used to steal your identity, or by deploying viruses onto your network when you click links or attachments.
Be extra careful when clicking on links or attachments in emails this season, and think twice before you provide information to anyone on the Internet.