Northwest Bank Shares Best Practices for Fraud Protection and Cybersecurity This Holiday Shopping Season
December 11, 2023
- Double-check the URL. Often, fake websites have domain names that mimic those of popular sites, but with slight variations. Before clicking on a link, look closely at the domain name for typos, dashes or other symbols. Also, ensure that the URL begins with “https”.
- Investigate unfamiliar retailers. Before purchasing from an unfamiliar retailer, consider researching the business to determine if they are legitimate. Additionally, be sure to exercise caution with unfamiliar retailers that have exceptional ratings but very few compelling reviews.
- Be wary of sales that seem “too good to be true.” Many online shopping scams claim to offer items at extremely low prices and promise perks such as free shipping and overnight delivery. When it comes to online shopping, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.