Heather Wagenhals thinks this could be the merriest of Christmas for the online scammers. Their latest scheme is to redirect potential marks to sites that appear to be legitimate shopping sites. The unsuspecting victim believes they’re placing an actual order, but in reality they’re divulging their credit card info and personal information. It’s a two-for-one scam. They going to get charged and the fraudster can then market their personal data. Nice work if you can get it. And of course the usual charitable scams are taking place at light speed. Taking advantage of people’s generosity, money gets sent to a fraudulent charity, leaving the donor with no recourse whatsoever. And these are just a few examples of the massive frauds taking place. Beware!
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