It's expected that this year's Cyber Monday online sales will top $9.4 billion, which would be a 19 percent increase over last year.
"Scammers and con artist know people are out there online shopping", Eastern Idaho Marketplace Manager for the Better Business Bureau Jeremy Johnson says. Consumers spent $7.9 billion on online purchases on Cyber Monday past year, and those dollar figures are expected to remain high in 2019.
Among those, is to be on the lookout for fake websites, created to impersonate authentic online stores when in reality their sites created to lure you in, only to steal your money and information.
The BBB warns that scammers are well aware of that, and are keen to take advantage.
Shop with trustworthy sellers on secure sites only: Be wary of businesses you aren't familiar with, and make sure the web page is secure.
Also, keep your anti-virus software up-to-date to protect against any viruses that might try to infect your computer.
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Beware of false advertising: If a company is selling the hottest item at a price that seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Offers from online retailers can be misleading; so you are urged to price check before you buy.
For online shopping, always use a credit card, instead of a prepaid debit card or wire transfer, because you can track questionable charges and dispute them later.
"The credit card gives you just a little more protection credit card companies can work with you a little bit more", Johnson says.
If you have any questions, check the Better Business Bureau's website.