CHARLOTTE — The Better Business Bureau called on shoppers to be careful this Cyber Monday as Americans are on the lookout for the best online deals.
An estimated 166 million Americans are expected to look for great deals between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, according to the National Retail Federation, the highest amount since it began tracking in 2017. is.
BBB says to beware of phone websites and false advertising. They say that if a company sells a product at a price that is too high, it probably is. need to do it.
Ways to determine that a website may be fake include misspellings on the site and questionable contact information.
Also, be aware of phishing scams. Before using your credit card on any website, make sure you are using a secure site.
Fraud and security experts warn that even the web is a golden opportunity for bad actors.
“You know what’s of high value? Your Gmail account. A basic login and password to your email account can run anywhere from $50 to $100.”
Finally, BBB says it’s best to be extra cautious while shopping online. Always do your research before purchasing from the site.
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