Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Scams

It's gift-getting crunch time, but avoid being tricked into buying from unknown retailers or downloading deceptive apps.

Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Scams Photo (cc) by StockMonkeys.com

In a rush to wrap up shopping online, make sure you don’t fall into these holiday traps KomoNews.com notes…

An innocent looking free ringtone app allowed Internet security experts to track my every move at the mall. They captured every phone number I dialed. Every picture I took and every email and text conversation. The phony app could even record me and my conversations.

They also warn about “clickjacking,” trick QR codes, and fake shopping sites imitating real ones.

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