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  1. Hi, thank you for sharing this post with others we all need to know this and be prepared for Christmas scams. Very instructive for all who did not know.Christmas is perfect opportunity for thieves to poke everybody who gets in their way. To whom to report this? the police or somebody else? Is there any other way except police?

    Thank you so much,

    Matan

  2. Oh I hate scams. It’s such a nasty thing to do, yet it seems like there is no way to stop it. I feel that all these scammers find vulnerable time to scam people. Times such as Christmas is when people are more relaxed and don’t have their guard up – and that’s what these scammers target. Are there any laws or the ways you think could stop these scammers? I understand that the internet is global so it is probably quite hard have a law for everyone eh?

    And also, how would you suggest one go about once they fall into a scam? I know my dad a few years ago fell into a similar email scam where they offered him to pay a huge sum of money for just paying the shipping fee. He lost out on some money but thankfully it wasn’t too much. 

  3. Very good post especially for Cyber Security Month. Every should pay close attention to emails, especially the from field and the domain it’s coming from. Now is a good time to go through your email subscriptions and Unsubscribe from those you no longer are interested in. Then start fresh for Christmas deals. 

  4. The email side of scamming always saddens me the most, much like the door to door salesmen that scam pensioners. My parents are in their late 70’s and I’ve been helping them about online the last decade or so…and it’s slow going! 

    I feel that these email scams are becoming more and more professional. I’m glad you mentioned the Paypal scam because my dad nearly fell for this a couple of years ago when I first signed him up with an Ebay account – once you log in to Paypal with those sort of links you’ve had it (unless you can rectify your mistake ASAP). 

    Great to see articles like this highlighting the new kinds of email scam avenues.

    • Yes, it’s worrisome Chris. I got a fake track and trace the other day. It’s because that someone was ringing the doorbell, that I was distracted, otherwise I would have clicked it, now my husband alarmed me for it just in time. They get smarter, and their English gets better too:(

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