12 scams of Christmas and how to avoid them

'Tis the season for online scams. Here are 12 of the most dangerous scams you're likely to see this holiday season.

By Thor Olavsrud, CIO |  IT Management, email scams, mobile apps

The holiday shopping season is in full swing and so is the season for online scams. According to 2012 Holiday Shopping Study by McAfee and Harris Interactive, 70 percent of Americans will shop online this holiday season and 24 percent of Americans will shop online with a mobile device. That's a target that has cyber criminals salivating. Here are 12 of the most dangerous scams you're likely to see this holiday season, according to McAfee.

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