Report warns of fake deals and online fraud during the sales season

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With the so-called “Black and White Friday” and gift-buying season approaching, watch out for online scams, this time of year can see an increase in the number of criminals promoting fake deals or pretending to sell merchandise according to a report by Thesun.

Fortunately, there are some obvious clues to these scams that you can look for according to Thesun.

“If a deal sounds too good to be true, it usually is,” tech expert Matthew Neufeld of Unisys told Digital Journal.

And you need to be aware of fake deals and big discounts, entering into a fake deal may cause you to lose a lot of money and may lead to the theft of your personal information.

And you also need to watch out from people who contact you via social media or email and pretend to sell famous Christmas gifts.

Entering into a bogus transaction can result in losing a lot of money and may result in the theft of your personal information.

And you also need to watch out from people who contact you via social media or email and pretend to sell famous Christmas gifts.

And always make sure that you can validate the seller by looking at the reviews or buying from a reputable retailer.

You should also look for reviews of a product you are considering buying.

Check the email addresses of anyone who sends you messages to see if they are trying to imitate a company.

You should never give out personal details such as financial information to anyone you are unsure of.

Be wary of emails that try to convince you to click on a suspicious link or download a file.

These are tricks hackers use to install malware on your device.



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