As consumers enter the height of the holiday shopping season, it’s a certainty that thieves will be lurking, searching for an angle to get their piece of the action. And while shoppers are a prime target, the crooks cast a wide net.
Be very leery of sites that offer name-brand products for less than anyone else. Steer clear of those that use the name of the product and “cheap” or similar words in the site name. Be sure to research any site that you haven’t successfully purchased from earlier. And don’t click on links in emails boasting of sites offering such deals.