The Twelve Scams of Christmas

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Here's a list of the 12 most dangerous online scams that computer users should be cautious of this holiday season.

According to Consumer Reports' 2009 State of the Net Survey, cybercriminals have bilked $8 billion from consumers in the past two years, and McAfee warns consumers not to fall victim to the top scams this year.

As cybercriminals begin to take advantage of the holiday season, McAfee, Inc. revealed the "Twelve Scams of Christmas" — the twelve most dangerous online scams that computer users should be cautious of this holiday season.

Here is a McAfee's checklist, provided by Information Security Resources, of the top scams and a list of best practices to help users avoid them.

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Anthony M. Freed is a researcher, analyst, editor and freelance writer living in Eugene, Oregon. Anthony founded in 2008, and ISR was acquired by the Infosec Island Network in January of 2010. Infosec Island is committed to serving the needs of SMBs and mid-market enterprises across many industries, including education, legal, financial, health care, government agencies and the infosec community at large.

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