#FraudFriday- Don’t Be Tricked by Fake Online Pop-Up #Halloween Stores

#FraudFriday- Don’t Be Tricked by Fake Online Pop-Up #Halloween Stores

Shopping online can help scammers play trick-or-treat with your wallet. People shop online to be hassle free and avoid driving around. 

When buying online verify the website is secure by shopping on sites with an "https" in the link and includes a lock symbol.

Always use credit cards to make purchases to have a paper trail of the transaction. By using credit cards, it provides additional protection and is easier to dispute a fraudulent charge. 

Look for websites that have multiple ways to contact the company for shoppers to make complaints or have issues about a product. 

Look over the return and exchange policy before making a purchase. If the return policy is not clear, that is an indication the online store is fake.

Don’t be terrified of the ghostly scammers when it comes to your money. 

The Better Business Bureau adds shoppers should avoid sites that appear to be new to the web.

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