Six scams to look out for this Christmas but one I did not know about was the increasing use of wish lists on the internet.
It seems such a good idea to easily manage 'who buys what' but on further consideration I can see how a hacked or poor security setting could be a field day for a scrupulous fraudster.
A wealth of information could be pieced together..... or a Christmas nightmare the fraudster could work out your address and know what presents he may expect to find under the family Christmas tree!
I think I will stick to being surprised on Christmas Day and just hope I don't get yet more soaps and candles!
Wish list scams Wish lists are a way for people to post what gifts they want online. However, these are often easy for anyone to view and, for a fraudster, can be a goldmine. Such lists often contain personal information and this makes the list owner vulnerable to identity theft. Cyber-criminals can also use items on the list for targeted phishing scams. Tip: Ensure the privacy settings on any online lists are set to high.