ANCHOR LEAD: This year's holiday shopping sales are expected to soar to an estimated 602-billion dollars. But, if you're shopping online, be on the lookout for suspicious activity because not every shopper is playing nice. Brian Osuch has more. (: 60)
SCRIPT: Technology Now, I'm Brian Osuch. 'Tis the season to shop, and for many Americans that means avoiding long lines at crowded shopping centers. McAfee's Online Security Expert, Robert Siciliano says online shoppers should be on the lookout for what McAfee calls the 12 Scams of Christmas.
CUT: (Siciliano) Be aware of phony e-tailers, these are websites that set up specifically to lure you into entering credit card information. Always be aware of phishing emails with too good to be true offers. And definitely be aware of dangerous holiday e-cards where you click links and your device gets infected.
SCRIPT: Some of the scams to lookout for target your mobile apps and text messaging. Others go after seasonal travelers, online gamers and even those looking to donate to charity. Siciliano says a way to help beat the bad guys is by upping your scam intelligence and paying attention to your security.
CUT: (Siciliano) That means making sure your operating systems are updated, and your anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-phishing and a firewall. Consumers should head over to McAfee.com to learn more about the 12 Scams of Christmas.
SCRIPT: That website again, McAfee-dot-com. That's Technology Now from McAfee.
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