WYDaily has collaborated with AARP to raise awareness about scams people need to watch out for.
A scam will be featured every Wednesday, so be sure to always check WYDaily.com and be in the know.
Here’s this week’s edition:
Everyone is on the lookout for the best Cyber Monday deal, which means scammers are also out there.
Reported scams from fake shopping websites increased by 30 percent in 2017, according to Experian.
Here are some tips to make sure the hot deal you’re clicking on is really legitimate:
- Be suspicious of any discounts larger than 55 percent off.
- Irregular contact information, such as a Yahoo or Gmail address instead of a corporate account is another red flag.
- Web addresses that are overly complex, don’t include the corporate name or don’t start with https: are also indicators that your data and your money may not be safe.
Visit the AARP Fraud Watch Network by clicking here or call the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline at 877-908-3360 to report a scam or get help if you’ve fallen victim.