Can you believe it’s already November and we’re seeing Christmas items up for sale in stores? Retailers seem to be selling these seasonal items earlier and earlier each year. Did you know that cybercriminals also follow these holiday trends?
For example, Black Friday and Cyber Monday traditionally fall after Thanksgiving in the United States. But, some of these international shopping events start as early as November 1st. Cybercriminals take advantage of this trend by sending fake phishing emails disguised as advertisements and phony receipts long before the holiday season begins.
Be on alert for cyber fraud and consider these holiday shopping tips:
DECU suggests you type in website URLs directly into your web browser when shopping instead of clicking on ads to shop. Stay on the defense with fraud and think before you click!
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