Five Tips to Avoid Falling Victim to Online Scammers

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So, how can you mitigate the threat of falling victim to this season's online scams? Remember that a multi-layered approach to security is important. Use a properly configured firewall, antivirus, email and web-filtering products from a reputable security company.  But above all, exercise common sense and remain vigilant.

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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