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You are always at risk of being hacked, scammed, and phished, but when the holidays arrive, crooks really have an opportunity to cause some mischief. They try to trick you into giving up your personal information, including bank account or credit card data.

Don’t be one of the 978 million consumers who lost a combined $172 billion to hacker attacks in 2017. Follow these five tips to protect yourself during the holidays.

Read the NortonLifeLock article “How can I avoid phishing scams when holiday shopping?” to learn tips on how to avoid scams, including the following:

  • Watch out for deals that are too good to be true
  • Double-check website domain names
  • Make sure merchant websites are secure