Black Friday is a great day for anyone looking to nab a retail bargain. And retailers want to see products fly off their physical and virtual shelves by putting out unbelievable offers. “Offers so good, you won’t believe it’s true” – some of them proudly proclaim.
Unfortunately, some of the offers are precisely that, far too good to be true. Criminals are in the mix; preying on both retailers and consumers. Criminals take advantage of the spike in online spending and use the opportunity to hide in the crowds to undertake fraud of various kinds.
Financial fraud is the one that comes to mind first, but identity theft, impersonation, and theft of items, amongst others are all common. On top of that, every year, attackers improve on their techniques to steal information, money, and goods.
Here are five tips to help protect you falling victim to crime and scams over Black Friday.
Source: CheckPoint Research
As always, online it’s worth remembering the old adage that if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
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