A new research report urges caution for anyone shopping online

Bob Sirott

An online shopper searches different sites, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, from Miami. Unfortunately, there’s no time like the holidays for fraud. Online shopping is convenient and popular, for shoppers and scammers alike. Experts suggest restricting your purchases to reputable vendors, and be wary of lookalike websites, where the name of a well-known brand is slightly off. Also, don’t click on emails and links from unfamiliar senders, and make payments only on secure sites indicated by a lock symbol or “https” in the web address. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Steve Bernas, President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau, joined Bob Sirott to talk about the latest scams you should be aware of while shopping online. According to a new BBB report, there’s a surge in online purchase scams during the pandemic. 

For a full overview of the study and background information click here.

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