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Delivery scams up 427% in the US amid holiday sales. Here are some tips to avoid them
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The U.S. saw a 427% increase in delivery and shipping-related scams amid Black Friday and Cyber Monday, according to data from cybersecurity firm Check Point Research.
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Amazon was the most impersonated brand in the U.S.; 65% of fake delivery emails came from bad actors posing as Amazon, Check Point found.
"Hackers are going after the entire online shopping experience, before and after you purchase," a Check Point Research spokesperson told FOX Business. "First, hackers will send you 'special offers' to your inbox from your favorite brands. Then, hackers will send an email about the delivery of your purchase, even if you bought from a trusted source."