More shoppers are giving up on retail stores and turning to the Internet for their holiday purchases. If you’ll be looking for bargains on Cyber Monday here are some tips from the Federal Trade Commission to help you save money and protect your personal information:
Know the seller and the item. Put the company or product name in a search engine, along with “review,” “complaint,” or “scam.” Read the reviews. Be sure you can contact the seller if you have a dispute.
Avoid clicking links in emails. Scammers know it’s Cyber Monday, too. Their phishing scams are after your money or personal information. If an unexpected email promises awesome online deals, don’t click on those embedded links. Check out the company first, confirm its web address, and type it in yourself.