An online shopper searches different sites, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, from Miami. Unfortunately, there’ss no time like the holidays for fraud. Online shopping is convenient and popular, for shoppers and scammers alike. Experts suggest restricting your purchases to reputable vendors, and be wary of lookalike websites, where the name of a well-known brand is slightly off. Also, donât click on emails and links from unfamiliar senders, and make payments only on secure sites indicated by a lock symbol or “https” in the web address.
An online shopper searches different sites, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, from Miami. Unfortunately, there’ss no time like the holidays for fraud. Online shopping is convenient and popular, for shoppers and scammers alike. Experts suggest restricting your purchases to reputable vendors, and be wary of lookalike websites, where the name of a well-known brand is slightly off. Also, donât click on emails and links from unfamiliar senders, and make payments only on secure sites indicated by a lock symbol or “https” in the web address. Wilfredo Lee AP
An online shopper searches different sites, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, from Miami. Unfortunately, there’ss no time like the holidays for fraud. Online shopping is convenient and popular, for shoppers and scammers alike. Experts suggest restricting your purchases to reputable vendors, and be wary of lookalike websites, where the name of a well-known brand is slightly off. Also, donât click on emails and links from unfamiliar senders, and make payments only on secure sites indicated by a lock symbol or “https” in the web address. Wilfredo Lee AP

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