This holiday season, while you’re searching for the perfect gifts for your loved ones, the FTC wants to encourage you to be aware of potential online dangers. Yesterday, the FTC released an alert on Holiday Scams and Malware Campaigns.

They are encouraging people to cautious of dangers such as:

  • Unsolicited emails.
  • Malicious links and attachments.
  • Advertisements with infected malware.
  • Donation requests for fake charities and organizations.

By falling victim to any of these scams, people risk security breaches, identity theft, and financial loss.

Not only is it important to be on the lookout for these things as you are doing online holiday shopping, but it is important to know what to do if something does happen. Contact your bank immediately, change passwords, and report the attack.

Read the FTC alert to learn more and for more information on keeping yourself safe online this holiday season!