Holiday season entails scam season as well. With multiple discounts, offers on the go for shopping and travel, people get scammed very easily. Google has now alerted its Gmail users about 5 such scams to be aware about.
Delhi: Holiday season is a time when people are looking out for shopping sales, discounts on travel and more. Therefore making it a season for all fraudsters out there to sit on the perch eyeing their next prey. Therefore, Google is alerting users on some of the major scams that people get to witness during this time of the year. The company advised users to avoid gift card and giveaway frauds, charity-related scams, demographic targeting scams, subscription renewals frauds and crypto scams.
- Gift card and giveaway frauds are common during the peak holiday season. Scammers may try to fool victims into buying a gift card for them, by pretending to be a recognised contact or offering a free present in exchange for their credit card number.
- Crypto-based frauds frequently come in the form of variations, one of which attempts to extort money from a victim by threatening them.
- Charity-related scams and phishing attempts are harmful to both the victims of the…