IDG’s CSO* recently posted an article titled “5 risks to avoid for the holidays” summarizing scams and risks to beware of for the holidays. In particular, watch out for spoofed emails purportedly from shippers and payment processing agents. Also fake e-cards.
Fake messages frequently include instructions to open an attachment or click on a link. Ignore the message completely, don’t open anything or follow any links. Head to the company’s website directly, or call them if needed.
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