Online Shopping Risks
Following the traditional black Friday, cyber Monday was established to help customers shop from the comfort of their homes, but shopping online can be a very unpleasant experience if proper precautions are not taken. Our Carolina Garcia joins us now with that story.
Catching all those good deals online is an opportunity that can easily turn into an nightmare.
After the long lines and waiting times of black Friday, comes cyber Monday, which has turned into cyber week for some companies. It is the period of time when businesses offer sale prices that are only available online, but with cyber week come cyber scams.
As part of the operation "In Our Sites" the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced today the seizing of one hundred and fifty web site domains selling counterfit and pirated merchandise. Websites such as 2010-n-f-l shop.com or puma-outlets.net that seemed like the real deal but were all just a scam. During this week prices online seem very tempting, but even with great deals online, some Laredoans prefer to shop at the stores. The Laredo Police Department is reminding us of some of the dangers of shopping online. They have posted some tips on their website, Laredo P.D .com to help the community avoid losing like this shopper whose information was stolen online, and had 600 dollars taken from his credit card.
Laredo P.D. is also inviting the public to be careful when using Facebook , or Twitter because they say social media is not immune to scams. Reporting from the studio, Carolina Garcia.