This recent Mediapost article by Ray Schultz warns consumers that phishing attacks and email fraud will spike on Cyber Monday, which falls on November 27th this year.
Schultz cautions that the most commonly victimized brands will be Amazon, Walmart, and Target. It’s probably safe to say you can expect it from other big names like Best Buy, Apple, and PayPal, too.
According to Schultz’s article, nearly 40% of Americans have clicked on a malicious link from an email believing it to be from a valid source.
So we’re going to show the telltale signs of a phishing email to help you avoid the gift of a stolen credit card number or a shiny new computer virus. Happy Holidays, indeed!