Anti-phishing firm Wombat Security Technologies offers these six tips to help consumers and business avoid phishing email scams designed to steal sensitive information:
Do not open coupon attachments: Most legitimate coupons are posted on a company's website, where you should always go to get your coupons. In general, avoid attachments and do not download anything from a source you do not recognize.
Do not just click that link: Typically e-cards are hosted on websites. Instead of clicking on the link, type the business name of the e-card host into your search engine and ensure it is a legitimate business....
“When consumers fall for phishing attacks, which come in many forms during the holidays, it is unfortunately not just their own data that are at risk, but also the enterprise’s data. Many personal devices are being used in the workplace”, said Joe Ferrara, Wombat president and chief executive officer.