Consumers Beware of The “12 Scams of Christmas”

McAfee recently released its list of the “12 Scams of Christmas” to raise awareness and warn consumers of online scams designed to steal their money, personal information, or identities.

As an example of a “Mystery Shopper” (or “secret shopper”) scam, please click here to see a Canada News Video about a British Columbia woman who was scammed out of $5,000 after accepting a job as a ‘secret shopper,’ CBC’s Kathy Tomlinson reports.

McAfee helps you to be prepared and alert for cybercriminals’ activities with a list of the “12 Scams of Christmas”, which details the “myriad creative tactics employed by cybercriminals this year, ranging from phony Facebook promotions and contests to holiday phishing scams, from online coupon cons to hotel “wrong transaction” malware emails.”

From November 9 – 15, 2011, there is a special offer from McAfee.

Please click here to read McAfee Alert for Consumers: The “12 Scams of Christmas”.

Also, the following blog post from Brenda Moretto, Manager of Canadian Consumer Sales at McAfee, provides tips on how consumers can avoid being victimized:

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