While you’re getting your holiday happenings lined up, scam artists near and far are working as fast as Santa’s elves to unleash a plethora of scams designed to separate you from your spending money or to install malware on your computer.
Some scams worked so well in years past that scam artists are bringing them back for an encore.
At the top of that list is the UPS/FedEx/DHL/USPS package delivery scam. And just in time for the holidays when packages are delivered at break-neck speed!
The scam begins with an e-mail complete with a phony tracking number informing you that there was a package delivery error. You’ll be instructed to open an attachment to print out a correct delivery label that you’re supposed to take to the nearest UPS/FedEx/DHL/USPS office. Open the attachment, however, and you’ll open your computer to malware and virus attacks. That’s not a very happy way to spend the holidays.
The best present you can give yourself is to delete the phony e-mail.
How do you plan on shopping safe this holiday season?