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Online scammers eye holiday shoppers


Last updated 10/28/2020 at 9:56am

Holiday shopping online is one of our annual rituals, at least for a portion of the gifts we want to buy, but with COVID making in-person shopping too risky, a much larger percentage of us are likely to shop online. That’s what the scammers and thieves are hoping, anyway. The biggest threat this year is likely to be emails.

You’ll often receive an email from the retailer saying your purchase has been shipped, and there might be a link in the email about that delivery. Beware clicking it. It could be a scammer hoping to install malware on your computer to capture any future credit card o...

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