How to avoid a Darker Black Friday
Posted on 2nd November 2019 at 10:07
It cannot have escaped your notice that Black Friday (now expanded to what seems like a Black Month) will be with us again soon.
Black Friday and its close cousin Cyber Monday are two of the biggest days for internet shopping, their popularity unfortunately makes them a Cyber Criminals happy hunting ground.
Unfortunately the hunting ground of Bogus Websites or Fictitious Offers that many may fall victim to where the best possible outcome could be the loss of some money and the worst including identity theft with the loss of considerable funds and a destroyed credit history.
The trap of a Bargain.
We all love a bargain in striving to get one on Black Friday/Cyber Monday we may perform an internet search where price is our sole consideration.
Saving money is a good idea, isn’t it?
Of course saving money is a great idea, sadly its also a very good way to be caught on the hook…The Money Hook by Cyber Criminals.
None of us want to fall victim to Cyber Criminals, however if when we use search engines and only search with the objective of finding the cheapest item we may do so.
We must never forget that these Cyber Criminals will use "Too Good To Be True Offers" to take our money fraudulently or even worse use our details to steal more than just money from us.
Cheap could actually be costly.
If an item is too cheap we must remember:-
It may just be too good to be true.
You may lose your money.
You may never actually receive the item.
The item could be counterfeit.
When you receive the item it may be dangerous and cause considerable harm.
To help you buy with Confidence.
Always look for a full address and landline phone number on a website
Ensure the website is secure before you enter any personal details
Do not pay by BACS even if they offer a discount.
Never use any other payment method than Credit Card
Our Golden Rule – When in doubt do Nowt!!
Tagged as: Avoid Cyber Criminals, Black Friday, Bogus Website, Cyber Awareness, Cyber Crime, Fraud, Scam
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