For the next 250 words you would come to know about the top Christmas scams of 2011. Some of them are spreading via mobile OS, some through social networks and some of them via email messages. So below are the top 8 Christmas scams.
1. Mobile malware: First in the list is the mobile malware scam spreading and affecting Android devices, you might get caught by the QR code malware. Try to avoid.
2. Malicious mobile applications: There are some apps on your mobile OS that are downloaded to know about holiday deals, but those apps transfer your personal information instead of giving you a holiday plan.
3. Phony Facebook promotions and contests: Cyber-crooks are also spreading their malicious activities via phone by promoting their promotions and contests. By following the steps By doing this you might lose your personal information.
4. Scareware: What is it? What is Scareware? Beware of these scare-wares. Run a full system scan for you machine and get rid of all the malware.
5. Holiday screen savers: You might get a feeling to get new screen-savers for your machine as holidays are near. Find some fancy screensavers don’t opt for malicious executable. Cyber criminals are also spreading malware in Christmas-themed screen savers. Plus, watch out for fake fake e-cards as well.
6. Holiday phishing scams: Fraud letters from your bank can also get you in to a serious kind of trouble by getting your personal information.
7. Online coupon scams: Hackers are also trying to trap you by offering you free online coupons. Be careful while opting for holiday coupons.
8. “It” gift scams: Whenever any holiday comes, a scam is also raised to trick you, so get yourself saved from Christmas holiday scams.