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Cybercrime – Twelve scams to avoid during Christmas 2013

The BBC has published an excellent article on attacks to avoid, as this is a peak season of year for scams and ecommerce crime

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25200338

QUOTE: This Christmas looks like being a bumper one for online shopping but not everyone is filled with the festive spirit and some have already set online traps they hope you will fall into. Here are twelve cyber-scams to watch out for this Christmas:

The first scam of Christmas is phishing
The second scam of Christmas is the fake virus checker
The third scam of Christmas is the fake upgrade
The fourth scam of Christmas is the "current news scam"
The fifth scam of Christmas is the illegal "cracked" download
The sixth scam of Christmas is the drive-by download
The seventh scam of Christmas is the fake free wi-fi
The eighth scam of Christmas is the wi-fi probe
The ninth scam of Christmas is a combination of the last two
The 10th scam of Christmas is the insecure website
The 11th scam of Christmas is the Man In The Middle
The 12th scam of Christmas is the nastiest of them all: the phone call