We all want to find the sweetest deal on best name-brand clothes, sleek new toys, and the hottest tech gadgets on the market. But do you really know if that online shopping website is just selling you a bag of coal? According to Forbes, retailers are projecting that online fraud attempts will increase 43 percent this year alone, and is projecting to peak on Christmas Eve–accounting for 2.5 percent of all fraud for the year.
Online shopping fraud continues to increase not only because scammers continue to improve the look and feel of their fake websites, but they’re also using legitimate methods to reach new potential victims, including email, text messages, and Facebook advertising. Luckily, there are a few telltale signs you can look for while online shopping to distinguish authentic e-commerce sites from the fake. Before entering any personal or payment information into an online shopping site, ask yourself these important questions:Continue Reading →