There are major shopping events in many countries. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are among them. They will take place on 25 and 28 November 2022 respectively.
Fraudulent action statistics in the UK
(Sources : Comparitech and Action Fraud) Anyone can shop on the internet. Indeed, it is convenient for people who do not want to go to the shops. But shopping online can also be risky. Every year, thousands of people fall victim to online scams. For example, the United Kingdom is a case in point. As of November 2020, in the UK there are :
• More than 5,000 scam and phishing sites accounted for.
• 674 average cost of online shopping and auction scams.
• 103,254 reported online shopping and auction incidents.
Safe Online shopping
The characteristics of the company
• Read other customers’ comments about the company.
• Check whether the “https” is present in the body of the web address.
• Check whether the website displays information about how your personal data is handled.
Fraudulent ads and emails
Ruben PINA ANDRADE