CYBER MONDAY SCAM ALERT: Beware of Bogus Websites Promising Unbelievable Deals

By  //  November 24, 2018

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Delicious Digg This Stumble This

Use a credit card for online orders

In advance of  Cyber Monday, Commissioner Adam H. Putnam has provided the Belwo tips to help consumers avoid scams.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – In advance of  Cyber Monday, Commissioner Adam H. Putnam has provided these tips to help consumers avoid scams:

• Avoid websites with odd or incorrect spellings of legitimate companies. Domain names that include hyphens are often red flags.

• Beware of bogus websites promising unbelievable deals. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

• Be wary of “delivery failure” or “order confirmation” emails for items you did not order. These may be used to gain a consumer’s personal information.

• Use a credit card for online orders. It is easier to dispute and mediate fraudulent charges with a credit card than a debit card.

• Use strong passwords for credit cards and bank accounts.

Consumers who believe fraud has taken place can contact the department’s consumer protection and information hotline at 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) or, for Spanish speakers, 1-800-FL-AYUDA (352-9832).

Florida Department  of Agriculture Estimates $1.5 Billion in Damages Due to Hurricane MichaelRelated Story:
Florida Department of Agriculture Estimates $1.5 Billion in Damages Due to Hurricane Michael

CLICK HERE FOR BREVARD COUNTY NEWS


Click here to contribute your news or announcements Free