Have a Happy and Safe Cyber Monday

computer hacker 150x150 Have a Happy and Safe Cyber MondayI woke up this morning to a warning from Positive Life Radio to pass on: Today is Cyber Monday. While there will be good deals online, there could also be a plethora of scams aimed at online shoppers.

Please remember that you should beware of unknown sites, senders, emails, and attachments. Don’t click on pop-ups, and type in web addresses of major retailers yourself. Make sure there is an https:// in the address for security. 

According to the radio station, the top three targeted products today may be:

  • The Apple iPhone 4-S
  • Harry Potter merchandise (especially The Deathly Hallows Part II)
  • the game Angry Birds

As always, be mindful of the fact that “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

Some further tips for Cyber Monday online safety can be found the national BBB News Center and in a Fox News article on the subject.

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About Holly Doering

Holly Doering has worked for the Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Washington, North Idaho, and Montana for half a decade. Her areas of expertise include the CORE Values Program (Character, Optimism, Respect, Ethics) for Teens and Charity Review as well as writing and editing. Prior to that, she has written for two newspapers, a local magazine, and taught English at the community college. She is the proud author of a short story in ZYZZYVA literary magazine and has had good luck publishing lots of poetry. Each year she rolls up her sleeves and wades into the autumn Nanowrimo writing madness and has several unfinished novels to her credit.