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While many see the holiday season as a time to get together and spread cheer, hackers see it as the perfect time to take advantage of others. That’s why it’s necessary to be prepared and look out for scams during this time of year. To help with that preparation, Google revealed some of the most common scams targeting Gmail users.

In a blog post, Google explains that its cybersecurity team works hard to protect its Gmail users from various threats including phishing, malware, and spam. The company claims that it blocks more than 99.9% of “nearly 15 billion unwanted messages a day.” It also stated that in the last two weeks alone, the company blocked over 231 billion spam and phishing messages.