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’Tis the season to protect your digital identity

According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, thousands of people become victims of holiday scams every year. With even more consumers shopping online due to supply chain interruptions and continued challenges through the pandemic, this presents an even greater opportunity for malicious cyberattacks.

A cyberattack is an unwelcome attempt to steal, expose or alter information through unauthorized online access. These attacks can occur through mobile devices and computers if basic security precautions are not taken. And scammers are finding even more opportunities to infiltrate devices as businesses and their employees navigate remote work tech vulnerabilities.

Unfortunately, many may not know what a scam looks like. For example, 97 percent of people cannot identify a phishing email, while one in 25 people will compromise their cybersecurity by clicking such emails.

To help protect your digital identity and personal finances, below are some of the common scams to watc...

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