The Most Popular Christmas Phishing Scams You Need to Be Aware of
Christmas is a time for giving, and cybercriminals are taking advantage of that by sending out phishing scams disguised as holiday greetings. These scams can be very convincing, so it’s important to be aware of them and know how to protect yourself from them. In this blog post, we will discuss the most popular Christmas phishing scams and how to avoid them.
There are many ways for cybercriminals to make money during the holidays, but one of their most popular tricks is pretending they’re a charity. Charities often provide only payment details with no supporting certificates or membership cards-which means that if you want your donation sent where it needs go then contact them directly! This becomes an issue when folks try transferring funds out using someone else’s information without checking whether its legitimate – leading heartlessly rich people into
Online shopping scams
The perfect Christmas gift can be hard to find. But there are some precautions you should take before buying your next present, like checking the website’s legitimacy and making sure that payment will go through or if it’s even real!
Who knew that sending an email could be so risky?
Criminals will often use fake companies to ask for payments. But how common are these “scam” emails, and what do they really want from you! Most of the time when we get phished it’s because someone wants our personal information in order steal money or apply loans against things like cars–not just take your hard earned cash without anything else being returned too (though there may well come).
Gift cards scams
Never sell your unused gift card to someone online. If you spot an offer for purchase, be wary of the person and their intentions before selling it at full price! You can find buyers who will pay 80% or more on average when using special services like these that protect both parties in some way.
The gift of giving is one that never gets old. Whether it’s a little something or big, unexpected gifts can make anyone happy! That’s why we here at Fraudsters rely heavily on using the power and warmth from our customers’ emotions during seasonal deliveries to dupe them online with schemes like these – but don’t worry because if you ever receive this kind of limited correspondence then report immediately by clicking “block” next time around so they won’t get away without consequences after all their hard work has been put forth towards scamming people out money/ identities.
Holiday accommodation scams
Time to take some much needed vacation? If you’re relaxing somewhere in your own country or flying abroad during the Christmas season, scammers will use this as an opportunity access money from unsuspecting victims. Look out for bogus hotel coupons that appear too good be true and ask questions later schemes where criminals offer up front payment without eligible accommodations being available on rent at first glance!
Flight booking scams
One of the most popular scams with holidays at this time is an offer to give away free tickets. The victim sees a message or post on their favorite website, which claims that anyone can ask for two airplane trips in return for just filling out some fake info and paying overpriced baggage fees–all they have do it log into Facebook with email address/password combo! This cunning trickery means criminals might be able get access your bank account numbers too so watch closely when clicking “Yes”.
You might have received a message telling you’ve been lucky enough to win $500,000. But it’s not really true is it? Lottery scams are becoming more common during the holiday season because people want their money so bad sometimes they’ll believe anything! These fake lotteries often use names of real ones like Michigan State Fair or Microsoft computers; then sell them tickets on websites where there isn’t even an entry fee (and usually get towed away once disconnected).