How To Be Safe Online, Avoid Holidays Scams 2020

Holiday scams 2020 are in full-force. Don’t become one of the cybercriminals victims today, here are a few tips to be safe online this holiday season.

Basic tips to avoid holiday scams 2020:
  • Anti-virus software on your device
  • Spell check the domain, it’s spelled correctly.
  • Website is a https: (not just http:).
  • Photo is clear, doesn’t appear blurry
  • Don’t fall for deep discounts or the count down clocks
An average 419 threats happen per minute
Watch out for these scams for your deliveries:
  • If you get a text or email informing you about an upcoming delivery, NEVER click on the link. Otherwise they may be downloading malware onto your systems or obtaining your personal information.
  • If you get a notice of a miss delivery directly on your door do NOT call the number on the notice. Look up directly the carrier (UPS, FedEx, USPS) phone number then proceed to call and confirm the notice is legit.

Holiday shopping season has started strong, make sure you don’t fall for one of the holiday scams 2020:

  • Total Cyber Week 2020 US digital sales hit an all-time high of $60 billion, reaching $270 billion globally.
  • 22% more shoppers participated in Cyber Week 2020 compared to last year.

For more on how to not be a victim, check out CIT’s blog: Tips for Secure Holiday Online Shopping blog.

Fun fact: United States leads the world with average eCommerce revenue per shoppers $1,804 per Invesp.

Happy Safe and Secure Shopping — stay aware of holidays scams 2020 with CIT.

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