Black Friday and Holiday Scams: What To Look Out For

With Black Friday right around the corner, it’s important to be wary of all the scams that are going around. More and more scams have been popping up over the past few days as cybercriminals try to take advantage of the deals offered on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

The scam itself is simple. A person might receive a fake delivery confirmation email from companies like FedEx, UPS, DHL, Amazon, eBay, etc. The link in these emails carry phishing attack that prompt the user to download malware. Many of these types of scams will also send an email telling the customer to act fast before the deal expires. Sadly, many people fall for it.

The best piece of advice we can give you concerning these types of scams is to not open any emails from suspicious senders. Also, don’t open any attachments that you’re not expect, nor should you believe any online promotions that sound too good to be true. Follow these tips, and you should have a safe and joyous holiday season.

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