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1. Holiday season e-cards
Before you open an e-card, verify it’s from someone you know, and it’s from a trustworthy site.

2. Seasonal travel scams
Websites offering great airfare or hotel deals could be luring you into a trap, so double-check before you click.

3. Holiday gift scams
Be wary of deals on popular gadgets that are too good to be true, and check prices directly with the retailer.

4. Shipping notification scams
Think twice before clicking links in shipping notification emails, and always verify the company is legitimate before giving out your information.

5. Deceptive online games
Avoid unknown websites serving up popular online games. Check reviews and stick to known sites.

6. Bogus gift cards
Only buy gift cards from official retailers. Avoid third party websites.

7. SMS phishing
Be wary of text messages asking for account verifications, and never provide passwords in text messages.

8. Fake charities
Before donating, check the web address carefully and look for fake logos or text with altered charity names.

9. Romance scams
Only join dating sites with strong reputations or referrals, and never click links from anyone you don’t know.

10. Fake online retailers
Check web addresses for subtle clues that you’re on a fake website, and stick to known, trusted online retailers.

11. Malicious mobile apps
To avoid malicious apps that could compromise your information, stick to the official stores for downloads and purchases.

12. SMS app scams
Stay away from the links in text messages that offer to update or install an app.

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Be wary of any offer that sounds too good to be true, and always look for signs that an email or website might not be legitimate such as misspellings, poor grammar, blurry images or strange links.

Stick to reputable websites and look for a lock symbol and “https” at the beginning of the URL to see if the site uses encryption to protect your data.

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