Experts Warn of Missed Delivery-Notice Email Scams

The emails, which could infect your computer, often spike during the holidays.
2:11 | 12/12/16

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Up next today is something called green Monday. I'd explain to George. It is one of the biggest online shopping days of the year but security experts are sending an alert warning millions about a holiday e-mail scam that could be in your in-box and looks like a package delivery notice. Tell us what we can look for. It's a trap sitting in your in-box right now and Crips are waiting to see if you take the bait. Let's say, George, the introvert is buying my Christmas gift this year. All right. He's probably going to do it online so all of our ink-boxes are flooded with all these package, a delivery confirmation, shipping confirmation so the criminals sneak one in that looks like the real deal but they're a fake and what they're trying to do is bait you into opening it but opening an attachment and downloading something and that ends up with the malware, a virus on your computer or a ransomware in which they can shut down your computer and then hold it hostage and make you send them payment to unlock your own computer. So that's what you got to look for. I've gotten so many. How can people avoid it. Just a little diligence, take a moment and look at it. FedEx, U.P.S., all these legitimate ones tell you we won't send you anything. We won't ask you for anything. That's a certainly a red flag and also the other thing here, just look at that e-mail address. Some of them are @ups.com. Some a @usp, underscore, it. Don't download ig in. If you check the better business bureau's naughty list they warn you of ten different holiday scams. What is it about this time of year. Billions will be shipped and all of us are sending things to family and friends and in that giving mood so even scams having to do with charities so people are preying on us being online right now. It is just -- for an opportunist, a criminal opportunityist. The perfect time. T.J. Holmes our resident extrovert. When George and I go out we have a great time.

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