Five Tips to Avoid Falling Victim to Online Scammers

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While these tips are primarily intended to prevent you from falling victim, a previous infection cannot be ruled out. For example, if you have a malicious program already installed on your machine, it could be secretly monitoring your online usage to steal your bank account and credit card information.

Tip: At a minimum, make sure you are using (updated) antivirus software to keep your system clean. Security layers and vigilance are the keys to ensuring you are not the reason the system gets infected this year.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may sound like titles from science fiction novels, but they actually refer to the two busiest shopping days of the year for retailers.

Last year saw record figures for e-tailers against the previous year. While vendors are busy planning ways to push sales even higher in 2014, you can be certain that just as many cyber criminals are plotting to profit from this year's "season of goodwill."

It is true, Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer great deals. But, how do we spot the real deal from the scam? In this slideshow, Troy Gill, senior security analytist at AppRiver, provides five tips that will help prevent you from unwittingly parting with your money - and putting it directly into a cyber-crook's wallet - this holiday season.

 

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