Sleigh-ing the cyberscammers

December 12, 2023 | By Donna Mattingly

Holiday gifting or holiday grifting? With the uptick in e-commerce at the end of the year, it’s the most wonderful time of the year for scammers, who take advantage of open wallets — U.S. retail sales on Black Friday this year were up 2.5% over last year, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse — and giving hearts to enrich themselves.

From social engineering scams like those “urgent” messages from delivery services to fake ads for luxury goods at discount to charity cheats, here are some tips for how you can spot fraudsters and protect you and your family this holiday season. For a deeper dive, download our infographic here

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Donna Mattingly, Principal, Corporate Security Education and Awareness