Cyber Monday Safety Tips
After Black Friday and Small Business Saturday we'll be headed down the stretch towards Christmas with CYBER MONDAY.
Cyber Monday is the busiest online shopping day of the year. With plenty of deals on the world wide web. And the numbers from last year are kind of a big deal.
- Online transactions on Cyber Monday (2017) reached a record $6.59 billion, according to Adobe Insights.
- That marks a 16.8 percent increase from a year ago.
- Mobile sales also for the first time reached $2 billion over a 24-hour period. (CNBC)
So where there's cash to made, there's fraud and identity theft to be committed. Here are some helpful tips to make sure you don't get scammed while online shopping on Monday.
Identity Theft Be careful of what personal info you provide online to your retailer when shopping. And make sure you're on a trusted secure sight you navigated to yourself. Be weary of stuff and sites that don't look or feel right.
If it's too good to be true If it looks like a great deal. A really, really, really great deal. Be careful.
Monitor your transactions After a busy day of shopping online, make sure you check your transactions for any fraudulent activities on your card. Write down every purchase as you go and make sure you get email confirmation of each purchase. Keep track of what you're doing.
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