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Don't be a victim of holiday scams!
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Everyone is excited and busy running holiday errands — parties left to right, going on your dream vacay, and gift shopping. We are so busy that we forget that scammers are also busy plotting their scammy traps just for you.
Trend Micro Research Team found a large number of holiday-related scams across the internet. They are impersonating famous brands and giving over-the-top discounts that are really hard to resist. Don't let scammers rob the magical holiday spirit.
Casey’s Christmas Celebration Scam
Possible that you already receive this text from someone about Casey’s Christmas Celebration Gifts. Do not click the link! It's a scam!
if you click the link it will take you to a page and will ask you to share the phishing link with all your friends to get the prize. News flash! There's no prize.
You'll end up compromising your account and your friends, too!
Walmart Gift Card Survey Scam
You won $2,000, claim your prize now!", bummer! It's a scam. Walmart scams are not new to us, we featured different Walmart scams in our community before so I know you spotted this one easily.
Read more about the Top Phishing Scams of the Week!
Fake Christmas Shops (Louis Vuitton)
We all want the bang for our buck, so we look for Christmas sales, right? But what if it's too good to be true? Will you fall for it? Check these fake Louis Vuitton promotional emails and websites. For more fake Christmas shops, click here.
We purchase almost everything online, so it's really important to have secure online accounts. Do not share your account log-ins, especially your password. However, if ever you really really need to share your password with your family or friends. Here's how to safely do it.
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What if you’ve already clicked on the link?
- Inform those who you’ve sent the scam links to about the security issue as soon as possible.
- Change your password immediately.
- Create strong, tough-to-hack passwords with our online Password Generator (also 100% FREE!)