Acadiana offers differing opinions on online shopping ahead of Cyber Monday

Marco Green
November 27, 2017

After Black Friday, eager consumers looking to score more bargains on merchandise carried over from the holiday weekend search the Internet on Cyber Monday to find online deals.

Their figures suggest that Cyber Monday could overtake Black Friday by £7 million to become the biggest day for online and offline spending this year.

Britons were expected to spend £7.8 billion over the four-day period including Cyber Monday, up 7% on a year ago, according to predictions by VoucherCodes and the Centre for Retail Research (CRR).

According to PwC, 51 per cent of United Kingdom shoppers plan to shop over Black Friday and Cyber Monday and three quarters of all spending will be done online or by mobile.

Analysts say Cyber Monday is set to break Black Friday's record with as much as six billion dollars in digital sales.

"It it's too good to be true, do not click", the BBB says.

"Primarily with online shopping you save a lot on shipping".

" Be careful of phishing scams: A popular one at this time of year is an email claiming to be from a package- delivery company with links to tracking information (clicking on unfamiliar links can place you at risk for malware and/or identity theft)".

So before you enter your personal information, take a look at these tips. Make sure you are shopping on a store's actual website before putting in any personal information or a credit card number. If you have to shop on the go, make sure you use a mobile device with a data plan or personal hot spot created for your phone.

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