Email fraud poses challenges for consumers and companies during the holiday season


With the holiday season upon us, beware “gifts” nobody wants: email fraud and cyberattacks.

Cybercriminals take advantage of consumers’ attention on a particular subject — like, for example, Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales — to run scams, or they use the distraction of the moment to cause disruption.

They’ll slip into the rush of urgent emails offering limited-time deals, hoping to disguise themselves as legitimate retailers. With the National Retail Federation predicting a record high in spending over the holidays in 2023, cybersecurity is especially important.

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