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Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas, … Beware of Holiday Online Shopping Scams!

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas, … Beware of Holiday Online Shopping 
Scams!

 

Holiday Online Shopping: Common Scams

1. Fake online shops

 

 

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Here are some common features of scammy online shops:

 

#1 Irresistible prices/too-good-to-be-true deals

 

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#2 “Flash” sales to try to rush you into making decisions

 

 

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#4 Unusual payment methods

 

Scam online shopping websites tend to request payment for unwanted items or ghost packages using different payment methods.  

 

 

2. Smishing/email phishing

 

(1) Coupons/flash sales

 

 

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Ray-Ban Scam

 

Ray-Ban scam messages on Twitter.

 

 

(2) Shipment notification

 

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  • Fake online survey pages

 

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  • Fake login pages

 

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3. E-skimming

 

E-skimming happens when an online shopping website is compromised, and customers’ data were collected. Like other phishing scams, the data will end up in scammers’ hands and be used for identity theft.

 

 

4. Pop-up ads

 

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Here are several links and free tool that can help you this shopping season. 

For more tips and details, read the full article here. 

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