Monday, November 23, 2009

The 12 Scams of Christmas

To highlight the increased crime during the holidays, security company McAfee has come up with the "12 Scams of Christmas" ranging from bogus electronic greeting cards that deliver malware instead of cheer to fake charities that steal your money and your identity which are posted Larry Magid's CNET blog.

The 12 Scams of Christmas
(sung to the tune "The 12 Days of Christmas")

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Twelve malware hackers

Eleven e-mail bank scams

Ten passwords stolen

Nine auction site frauds

Eight fake "at home jobs"

Seven holiday lyric sites

Six unsecured wireless shopping sessions

Five fake Cartiers

Four holiday e-cards

Three email friend requests

Two bogus invoices

And a charitable phishing scam...

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