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.

Bogus Gift Cards

On the seventh day of Christmas, cyber scrooge gave to me bogus gift cards. Be careful when buying gift cards online from third-parties because they may well turn out to be fraudulent. Research the seller before buying. When in doubt buy gift cards directly from the source.

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