Forget a last minute gift? Hustling to get out the door and on a plane as you click on that shipping link that will get your gift delivered to your sister’s door in Ohio?
The holidays are a time for family and connecting—and last-minute online orders! Everyone’s been in this position: anxiously awaiting a package and hoping you didn’t forget anyone on your shopping list. Scammers know how stressed you are and they are counting on exploiting those emotions.
Fake shipping notifications are prevalent during the holiday season. It might be in an email (Phishing) or a text message (Smishing). Typically, the message will offer an urgent update about your package, such as a shipping delay, and you will be directed to click a link for more information. If you click the included link, you’ll be taken to a malicious website that asks for login credentials or other sensitive information. Any information entered on this page will be a gift from you to the cybercriminals!
According to Knowbe4, here a few tips to keep you safe from shipping notification scams:
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