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Staying Safe While Holiday Shopping Online

The numbers increase each year. More and more people are beginning to shop online than in the stores. Doing holiday shopping online is convenient, but with it comes the risk of clicking on links in emails without carefully examining the validity of each email.

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Your email inbox is likely getting bombarded with dangerous emails more this month that any other month in the year.

Here are some common holiday email scams

  • Shipping vendors saying package was not delivered
    We've seen a number of emails claiming to be from shipping vendors like FedEx, UPS, DHL and USPS who all say that they were unable to deliver a package. They either ask you to click a link or open an attachment for more information. Don't!

  • Letters from Santa
    Your children might like a letter from Santa. Thankfully, there are reputable sites that you can search for online. Just don't trust the random emails you get for this important task.

  • Order receipts from online stores
    A number of people have received emails claiming to be from companies like Best Buy and others offering an attachment as your order receipt. If you didn't order anything from Best Buy, don't open the attachment. If you did, go to the Best Buy website, log in and view your order status that way.

  • Reward cards or offers
    We've also seen a number of emails claiming to be from companies such as Amazon, CVS and more stating that if you complete a brief survey you will earn a $50 reward. Some even claim that you already earned your reward and it will expire soon if you don't use it. That's not likely.

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Happy Holidays from all of us at eNet Systems

During this wonderful holiday season, we want you to know how much we value our clients, prospects, business partners and colleagues. We wish you all a joyful and peaceful holiday season and a safe and prosperous New Year.


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