Don't get caught out when online shopping
Top tips for safer online shopping
The festive season is on its way, and for many of us that means it’s time to hit the shops. Online shopping is great for bargain-hunters, but did you know that almost a third of British online shoppers admit that they are more likely to take a risk with their money - for example shopping on an unfamiliar or unsecure website - if an online retailer offers them a bargain?
The good news is, there are easy ways to sharpen your scam-spotting skills and shop online with confidence. Watch the video to find out more.
1. Spot a suspicious email
2. Be wise to fake websites
Did you know that 28,000 websites have been exposed as selling counterfeit goods since 2014? It’s safest to shop with companies you know have a good reputation, but be wary of imposters. Look for:
3. Stand up to pressure tactics
4. Avoid online action fraudsters
5. Protect against a data hack
Important legal information
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Anthony Bryan joined MI5 in the early 70s and operated in the UK, Ireland, and the Middle East, before being seconded to MI6 to work with the CIA in the USA during the War on Drugs. He now lives between homes in London, Paris and Manila and runs a successful Private Detective & Corporate Intelligence Agency, Anthony Bryan Corporate Intelligence and Investigations..