How to avoid mothers day scams


Coming May 14th, 2023, most of the world will be celebrating Mother’s Day for this year. So, obviously many of the daughters and sons will be shopping to gift for their loved ones and this is where scammers will be preying on innocent victims by exploiting their sentiments on the special occasion.

False online retailers, false ads related to holidays, fake coupons and gift cards, Facebook Marketplace scams, AI based voice scams, Impersonation threats, investments and delivery scams phishing are some of those you ought to be aware of; if you want to keep away from trouble.

So, how to avoid falling prey to Mother’s Day Scams

Its simple, do not fall for the advertisements that are too good to be true- Like links pointing at web portals that promise an iPhone for just $80 and such.

Never click on links passed on through emails and messages as they can be information gathering platforms.

Always use trustworthy portals to purchase gift cards and never fall for pop-ups that promise big for a very low cost.

Shop on websites that are known for years like Amazon and Target as they have proven their record of presence in the marketplace for years.

Avoid sharing of personal information on messaging apps and on phone as they can reach a receiver with nasty intentions.

Do keep an eye on donations paid to charities and investigate whether they are truly spending the amount as per the intended objective of their establishment.

And last but not the least, a VERY HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all you mothers out there!

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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