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RSS FeedsHere`s how to avoid online scams during Black Friday and Cyber Monday
(Android Central)


25 november 2021 15:06:29

Here`s how to avoid online scams during Black Friday and Cyber Monday
(Android Central)

If a deal is too good to be true, it probably is. Online shopping is the `El Dorado for scammers` looking to target consumers who are excited to get their holiday shopping done during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, experts say. They add now is not the time to feel exhausted worrying about scams, but rather to remember that the tips to avoid it and understanding online protection are easy. In 2020, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission logged 4.7 million cybercrime reports, 2.1 million of which were fraud-related. Consumers lost $3.3 billion to fraud in that time - or $702.13 per case. Dollar losses have spiked 73% year-over-year, suggesting that the pandemic is fueling a significant increase in this type of targeted digital crime, says Carmi Levy, a technology expert. `Frighteningly, most consumers still hold onto the outdated notion that cybercrime is something that always happens to someone else, and never to them. We simply don`t believe that a fraudulent event can happen to us —...

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