Transcript for Email Scams Spike During Holiday Season
Next tonight here, an important warning, as millions of Americans shop for the holidays. If you have your gifts delivered, beware what could be a costly e-mail. Here's Linzie Janis. Reporter: Tonight, as millions of orders are boxed up and sent on their way, a warning for all of us shopping online. Criminals are sending fake e-mails disguised as delivery notices from Amazon, FedEx, and U.P.S., attempting to steal your credit card details or even take over your computer. Take this legit-looking FedEx e-mail, warning you your Amazon order is delayed. What pops up looks just like the real Amazon sign-in page. But fill out the fake one, and you've given the cyber thieves access to your account, and any credit card information you have stored. I would if I saw that, absolutely think it was from FedEx. Reporter: Security experts say never click on a link sent via e-mail. Go to the actual shipping website, put in the tracking number, and see what it really is. Reporter: Another tip, look closely at that url. It should read https. The "S" means it's a secure site. David, experts say use a separate e-mail address when doing online shopping. That helps protect your personal or work e-mail accounts from the scammers. Thank you. When we come back, reports
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