Cyber Monday: Tips to shop safely




  • In US
  • 2022-11-28 13:22:38Z
  • By WPXI

Although great deals can be found on Cyber Monday, there are a few things to keep in mind before hitting the checkout button.

Cyber criminals become more bold and aggressive during the holiday season. Experts say thieves will send fake links directing consumers to fraudulent pages or even create fake receipts with the intention of stealing personal information and money.

When shopping online, use secure payment methods that have fraud protection like PayPal or Amazon. Never access a website through a link sent by text, email or social media.

Channel 11 checked in with a cybersecurity expert who offered some advice.

"Don't rush. Scams always want us to rush so we can't research or think about what we're doing," said Chris Peltz with GuidePoint Security. "The next thing to do is research...Check out online, research the company, research the retailers. If you're trying to install an app, go to the Apple Store, go to the Google Store...Look through reviews."

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