For the Record Podcast: '12 scams of Christmas'

McAfee's David Marcus counts down the "12 scams of Christmas" that can steal your money, privacy, and identify.

To highlight the increased crime during the holidays, security company McAfee has come up with the " 12 Scams of Christmas " ranging from bogus electronic greeting cards that deliver malware instead of cheer to fake charities that steal your money and your identity.

In this podcast, McAfee's David Marcus counts down those scams that criminals are using to take some of the cheer out of the holiday season.

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Larry Magid is a technology journalist and an Internet safety advocate. He's been writing and speaking about Internet safety since he wrote Internet safety guide "Child Safety on the Information Highway" in 1994. He is co-director of ConnectSafely.org, founder of SafeKids.com and SafeTeens.com, and a board member of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Larry's technology analysis and commentary can be heard on CBS News and CBS affiliates, and read on CBSNews.com. He also writes a personal-tech column for the San Jose Mercury News. You can e-mail Larry.

 

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