Beware: Online shopping scams on the increase in UK during festive season – UKMALAYALEE

Beware: Online shopping scams on the increase in UK during festive season

Sunday 29 November 2020 11:31 PM UTC

LONDON Nov 30: With more business occurring online this year, and with Christmas fast approaching, people are reminded to be extra vigilant.

Be especially cautious of fraudulent sites spoofing reputable businesses, unsolicited emails purporting to be from charities, and unencrypted financial transactions.

The National Cyber Security Centre has provided some useful links below that will help you

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/shopping-online-securely

Remember if something looks too good to be true then it usually is.

If you think you have clicked on something that you shouldn’t have then hold the power button down on your laptop to switch it off.

Stay Safe Online

As a buyer you should:
Try to avoid paying by money transfers – they aren’t secure.
Be careful when using direct banking transactions to pay for goods. Make sure transactions are secure.
Don’t send confidential personal or financial information by email.
Use an online payment option such as PayPal, which helps to protect you.

https://www.met.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/fa/fraud/personal-fraud/online-shopping/

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/a-z-of-fraud/online-shopping-fraud

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