As we are approaching Christmas, it can be a simple spelling mistake when entering a URL, free Wi-Fi hot spots and public internet cafes that can cause you so much financial strain.
With technology so ingrained in our society, it pays to stay alert to anything different, out of the ordinary or just straight weird.
Want to stay safe when buying online this Christmas? Then read on.
When it comes to online theft, stolen credit card numbers are just the tip of the iceberg. Criminals also spoof popular websites to lure in deal-seeking shoppers. They launch Wi-Fi hotspots that look legitimate to gain access to your PC or smartphone. They promise incredible savings through email phishing attacks. They use pop-up ads and drive-by downloads to install key loggers that collect passwords and account information. And they hit you with scareware, fake coupons, and false shipping notices designed to get you to click, reply, or call a number.