Have you seen any heavy discounts for goods on the Internet today?
Please be aware that fraudsters use scam emails, fake posts and fake pages on social media to trick people into visiting fake websites and entering their card details.
And, once fraudsters have your personal information, they can use them to commit fraud.
Here’s some advice to help you avoid becoming a victim of fraud.
•Take five and think before you buy. If you’re using a retailer for the first time, always take time to research them before you give them any of your details. Be prepared to ask questions before buying.
•Trust your instincts. Be suspicious of any prices that appear too good to be true.
•Ensure you know who you are dealing with. Always access the website you are planning to buy from by typing the address into your web browser and be wary of clicking on links in unsolicited emails.
•Always look for the padlock symbol and HTTPS in your address bar. It’s a good indication that they’re reputable.
•Only use retailers you trust. For example, ones that have been recommended to you. If you’re buying an item made by a major brand, you can often find a list of authorised sellers on their official website.
If in doubt, you can always check the website here: https://www.getsafeonline.org/checkawebsite