How to Avoid Some Common Retail Shopping Scams

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Digital hackers are more active and creative than they’ve ever been before and one of the places you may not have considered being hacked is when you visit a retail website or make a purchase through a third-party app.

There are apps and websites that are posing as verified companies, but have made mall changes that you may not even notice. However, when you make a purchase through these companies, you might be unknowingly giving ackers all of your information.

In this video from CNN, you will see examples of some of the easiest ways that online retailers and third-party apps are being scammed:

Some key points to take away from this video:

  • Always make sure that the retailer or app you’re about to shop from is spelled correctly, including capitalization
  • Make sure the URL is correct and matches the retailer you’re hoping to purchase from
  • Don’t download apps that don’t have verification information
  • Look for websites that begin in https:// rather than http://
  • Never give your information to a site that you don’t recognize or trust

Help from Our Consumer Fraud Attorney

At the Law Office of Howard D. Silver, our attorney has spent decades helping members of the Los Angeles community seek retribution after they’ve fallen victim to a horrible consumer fraud scam. If you’ve ended up paying money to a hacker or having your information stolen, please contact us today for a free case review so we can determine how to help you. Call us at (855) 341-2611

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016