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10 Ways to Avoid Online Holiday Scams

Malachi Walker

10 Ways to Avoid Online Holiday Scams

Just because Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods just yet. Cyber threat actors are resilient during the holiday season and will persistently try to exploit your personal data. Luckily, our friends at Sontiq have 10 ways to help you avoid common holiday scams.

  1. Create Unique Strong Passwords
  2. Keep Software Updated
  3. Use Security Tools (AV, Spam Filters, VPNs, etc.)
  4. Watch for Unsecure Websites
  5. Choose Safe Payment Methods (ex. verified 3rd Party Services)
  6. Take Caution Buying Through Ads and Offers by verifying them independently
  7. Protect Children Online
  8. Beware of Surveys & Quizzes
  9. Ignore Suspect Emails
  10. Report Shopping Fraud Immediately

See these tips in greater detail from Sontiq.