Now that it is the Holiday season the scams start and the bad guys prey on people not thinking straight. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the busiest on-line shopping days and people are just trying to get their deals and gifts,  that's when they strike. So, here's what to look out for:

If you see too-good-to-be-true coupons that offer free phones or tablets on sites on the Internet. Don't fall for it. Make sure the offers are from a legitimate company. Bob's Phone Store probably can't offer you a great deal from one of the big phone companies.

Watch out for alerts via email or text that you just received a package from FedEx, UPS or the US Mail, and then ask you for some personal information. Don't enter anything. Think Before You Click!

Don't answer emails from banks, credit cards, or paypal saying there is something wrong to follow a link and enter information. Go to the website of your business and go in there or call them and find out if that really is a problem.

There is a fake refund scam going on that could come from Amazon, a hotel, or a retail chain. It claims there was a "wrong transaction" and wants you to "click for refund" but instead, your device will be infected with malware. Malware that could give up all your numbers and accounts, or alert them where you go in order to know how to scam you, or worse....crash your computer.

If you suspect some scam alert the business to it or call the police.



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