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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

Top 6 Scams To Watch Out for Over The Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I love Christmas and the Holiday Season. I love the short days, long nights and the decorations that transport me to a winter wonderland. I’m not the only one who loves this time of the year, cyber-criminals love it too. Cyber criminals increase their efforts to scam you out of money and steal your identify during this time of the year because they realize most people are distracted by the hectic holiday season, and capitalize on the hustle and bustle by creating timely scams that are designed to fool people with all levels of tech expertise. Don’t let all of this talk about scams ruin your Holiday Season. Keep a watchful eye for the following scams and you will have a joyous time in this season of light. 1. Porch Pirates. You’ve seen them. Following the UPS truck like a school of sharks waiting to go in for the kill. Porch Pirates wait for packages to arrive at your doorstep so they can swoop them up.

2. Package email scam. You’re expecting a package from Amazon and get an e-mail notifying there is a problem with delivery. You click on it to find out what the problem is and you’re taken to a web site that plants a virus on your computer.

3. Fake Venders on Shopping Websites. You purchase an item from an online web site, but you never get it. You call to find out what the problem is, give out your personal information and credit card to verify the order. Next thing you know suspicious charge