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Beware this online shopping scam: Fake order confirmations

Tony Bradley | Dec. 9, 2014
During the holiday season it's not unusual for both UPS and FedEx to show up at the Bradley household on an almost daily basis. We receive order confirmation and shipping notification emails for each delivery--and that's just what cybercriminals are counting on. It's just one of the many ways they exploit the holiday season to target more victims.

If you do receive a message about a problem with an order or shipment, don't click any links or open any files. If it appears legitimate, open a new browser window and visit the vendor's website yourself to check on order status, or just pick up the phone to clarify any potential issues without risking compromising your PC.

 

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