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Indians Warned Of "12 Scams Of Christmas"

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 19 December 2012, 11:11 Hrs
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Bangalore: McAfee, the security technology company, today released findings from the 2012 Holiday Shopping Study. The study, conducted online among over 1100 Indian adults by Harris Interactive, investigates the online habits and behaviors of Indians.

As 70% of Indians surveyed plan to shop online this holiday season, a surprising 3 in 4 of them- the highest amongst all countries- plan to use their mobile devices, and while aware of the risks, they are willing to give away their personal information if they can get something they value in return. 

Read: 12 Best Online Shopping Sites In India

In light of these findings, McAfee also exposes the Top 12 Scams of Christmas that criminals plan to use to rip off consumers as they shop online.  

Compared to other countries, India ranks highest (67%) on respondents worrying about personal information being stolen while using a mobile app on the Smartphone or tablet. However, the country also scored highest on sharing credit card details in order to receive good offers.

Here are the “12 Scams of Christmas,” the dozen most dangerous online scams to watch out for this holiday season, revealed by McAfee.

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