In pictures: 12 scams of Christmas and how to avoid them

'Tis the season for online scams. Here are 12 of the most dangerous scams you're likely to see this holiday season.

Fake Charities

On the 10th day of Christmas, cyber scrooge gave to me fake charities. Every year people give generously to charity during the holidays, and cyber criminals want a piece of that action. One of the biggest scams every holiday season involves spam advertising fake charities in which the money goes directly to the crooks. Do some research on your charity of choice before you give.

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