Watch out for these 3 holiday shopping scams
‘Tis the season to be scamming.
It’s no secret that Americans are about to spend a lot of money during this upcoming holiday shopping season. Holiday sales are expected to hit nearly $617 billion this year – this after consumers spent $2.29 billion on Cyber Monday alone in 2013.
That’s a big pile of money and credit card numbers and passwords and logins for scammers to jump into, whether through point of sale hacks or phishing scams that go beyond just email.