The holiday season is a time for online shopping, as well as scams. Ken Colburn, of the Data Doctors, explains how you can protect yourself.
Q: What are the latest online shopping safety tips?
A: The holiday season always drives online purchase volume to the highest levels of the year, which also means that those with malicious intent step up their tactics as well.
Elaborate phishing scams
One of the more sophisticated scams incorporates a fully functional website that looks like it’s selling popular and hard-to-get items at great pricing.
Creating a fake shopping website that looks exactly like the website of a popular retailer is pretty easy, so you can’t always believe what you’re seeing.
The creators will then take to social media and web comments to link to these “amazing deal websites” to try to snare unsuspecting bargain shoppers.
Take a close look at the entire web address,