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Nov 15

ClickSide Chat: Scam Protection and Recovery Tips for the Holiday Season

Hosted by Women and Hi Tech

Event Details

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Event Description

A global study conducted among 1,000 U.S. adults by Norton in 2022 found a staggering 36% of Americans have fallen victim to online shopping scams during the holidays, losing on average $387 as a result. Of those victimized, most frequently cybercriminals connected with them via email (40%), through social media (38%), third-party websites (32%), texts (28%) or phone calls (23%). Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults (17%) admit they would willingly risk giving away personal information to obtain a high demand gift or toy over the holiday season– more than one in ten (12%) would go so far as to share their name, email or birthdate which could compromise their identity.

Join Women & Hi Tech Treasurer Ben Phillips and ClickSide Chat Facilitator Tori Harper Mercado for a discussion on how to identify the most notorious holiday scams, how to verify that your purchase is legitimate, what you should do if you’ve fallen victim to a scam, and much more.


Free to Members