In Pictures: 9 classic hacking, phishing and social engineering lies

Whether it is on the phone, online or in person, here are ten lies hackers, phishers and social engineers will tell you to get what they want

Get a free Starbucks gift certificate! In 7 Scrooge-worthy scams for the holidays, Beth Jones, a senior threat researcher with Sophos, notes the free gift card offers are really just an identity theft gimmick in disguise with the goal of stealing your information to sell if off for profit. Avoid them. Retailers are not giving out free gift cards just because you fill out a survey.

This tactic is also common on Tumblr and Pinterest notes Christopher Boyd, senior threat researcher at GFI Software 5 scams on Tumblr, Pinterest.

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