Cyber-scammers beware: safeguard yourself during the festive period!

December 19, 2023
1 min read

During the festive season, the risk of falling victim to cybercrime increases, especially as online shopping becomes more popular. To protect yourself from cyber scammers, consider the following tips:

  • Beware of phishing attempts: Be cautious of scam emails, text messages, or phone calls that aim to trick you into visiting malicious websites or giving away personal information. Look for signs of suspicious communication, such as misspellings or generic greetings.
  • Shop safely online: Before providing personal or financial information on an online shopping website, ensure that it is legitimate and secure. Look for HTTPS and a padlock icon in the address bar. Use strong, unique passwords for each online shopping account, and avoid using public Wi-Fi for financial transactions.
  • Be mindful of social media: Cybercriminals often exploit personal information shared on social media platforms. Be cautious when interacting with posts and messages, especially if they contain suspicious links or attachments. Verify the authenticity of messages and avoid sharing sensitive details.
  • Avoid package delivery scams: Scammers may pose as legitimate delivery companies and send notifications requesting additional fees or personal information. Always verify the legitimacy of such notifications and avoid clicking on links or providing personal details.

By following these tips, you can reduce the risk of falling victim to cyber scammers during the festive period.

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