The online holiday shopping season got off to a hot start when, according to software company Adobe, Cyber Monday resulted in the largest single day of online sales ever in the United States.
Although it is hard to top the convenience of purchasing gifts without ever leaving the house, there are certain challenges that come with shopping online. Those challenges often provide opportunities for thieves to dampen the holiday spirit.
The Better Business Bureau reports handling more than 10,000 complaints each year about internet shopping. The BBB hopes that some simple reminders can help reduce that number:
Of course, with these online orders, many will be expecting packages to arrive safely on the front door. To help ensure this happens, the BBB suggests that you:
Remember, if you have been the target of a scam or suspect fraudulent activity, report it to authorities and at bbb.org/scamtracker to warn others.
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