Today is a big shopping day and here are some tips to help you shop safely on Cyber Monday.
Most of us do our shopping online now. It’s way easier to find deals than bopping from store to store. Things are delivered straight to your door. The list of the perks goes on and on. I’m still an in-store shopper for things like clothes and shoes so I can try them on and lotions/perfume so I can smell them before I buy them. Also, as far as Black Friday shopping goes, you can avoid a fight over a $25 savings on a big screen TV.
If heading out to the stores is still a big part of your Thanksgiving tradition, for others it’s more of a thing of the past. In fact, this year on Black Friday, spending was over $9 billion.
Maybe you woke up to an email from every company you’ve shopped at with their deals of the day. There are already some stores I’ve gotten two from and the day is just beginning.
But the Better Business Bureau is reminding you that online shopping, especially on a big day like Cyber Monday, has risks. Today, the scammers will be in full force online taking advantage of customers shopping for the best deal. I always see ads on Facebook and Instagram for really cute, but really cheap stuff. I started googling to see if they’re legit, and you’d be surprised how many times I find out they’re not. People are getting ripped off all the time, just be diligent.