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.

Hot Holiday Gift Scams

On the fifth day of Christmas, cyber scrooge gave to me hot holiday gift scams. Certain items, like the iPhone 5 or iPad Mini, generate all sorts of buzz as the hot gift during the holiday season. Expect to see these must-have gifts mentioned in dangerous links, phony contests ("click HERE for a free iPad!") and phishing emails. Think twice before you click on a dubious link or reveal personal information.

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