Tis the Season for Online Shopping
What is the easiest way to avoid lines this holiday season? Shop online! It’s fast, easy and convenient; however it has bred countless scams that rip off consumers. Cyber crooks perpetuate their scams quickly and without a paper trail. BBB offers the following tips to make online shopping safer.
- Be sure you can find an address for a company before placing an order online
- Never give out credit card information if you aren’t certain the company is legitimate
- Only place orders on secure websites
- Never wire money
- And finally, pay with credit cards (*remember: debit cards are not credit cards and do not have the same protections)
You BBB wishes you happy and safe online shopping this season.