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The iPhone 5 is rumored to be coming out sometime between mid- and late-September, which means diehard Apple fans across the country are already loading their tents and chairs into cars in anticipation of camping out at retailers to be the first in line to grab the latest Apple phone. Many more will flock to websites looking to lock in their order for the iPhone, as well.
But Apple’s not the only one looking to cash in when the iPhone 5 hits the virtual store shelves this month, as fraudsters and Internet pirates across the globe are counting on the latest Apple frenzy to help line their pockets too.
When there is a major event, like Black Friday, Cyber Money, or a much-anticipated Apple product going on sale, it queues up the bad guys to take advantage of all the excitement. Online scammers are expected to be out in full force this month in anticipation of deal seekers. Fraudsters will be using the latest iPhone event to send out phishing scams and e-mails with infected links in an effort to extract credit card info and other personal details from unsuspecting consumers.
There are, however, some simple tips to avoid getting scammed when going online to look for the new iPhone: