Don't get cyber scammed on Cyber Monday!

Marco Green
December 3, 2019

Last year, Americans spent over $7 billion on Cyber Monday.

The Better Business Bureau is warning shoppers about scammers who are trying to get your hard-earned money this Cyber Monday. While online shoppers will undoubtedly head to the computer screens, phones, and tablets to browse online stores in order to capitalize on Cyber Monday discounts, scammers and online bad actors are laying in wait to capitalize on unsuspecting consumers.

Look out for false advertising and fake websites.

Shop with trustworthy sellers on secure sites only: Be wary of businesses you aren't familiar with, and make sure the web page is secure.

Be critical, and look for spelling errors on their websites and avoid clicking links or downloading files.

Experts say you should make sure your security software is up to date and keep your personal information private.

The Better Business Bureau and Johnson are informing consumers steps to take in order to ensure they have an enjoyable and secure experience shopping on Cyber Monday.

For online shopping, always use a credit card, instead of a prepaid debit card or wire transfer, because you can track questionable charges and dispute them later. She said it's important to shop at a website that accepts credit cards so that customers have fraud protection in case something goes wrong.

Overall, experts say if you find a company that's selling the hottest item of the year at a price that seems too good to be true - it probably is. If you're interested in a deal just go to the company's website directly.

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