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Experts say beware of online shopping scams this holiday season

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Experts say beware of online shopping scams this holiday season
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12503/7185637?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:05:22 +0000 Experts say beware of online shopping scams this season Experts say beware of online shopping scams this holiday season http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12503/7185637?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KGPE CBS 47 Fresno ken: " black friday " deals... are just hours away. kathryn: while most will try to get those doorbusters... in person... kathryn: the "better business bureau" estimates... online shopping... will exceed in-store shopping this year. so -- cbs47's "angelica lei lani" is shining a light... on new scams to watch out for. she joins us live now -- in studio... angelica? ... angelica: according to the better business bureau there's a few online scams trending right now.and most of them can be found on the very thing we use daily.. social media sites. many of us head online to buy what we're looking for. sot/ chasity esquivel/ online shopper "i shop for the kids clothes and for my clothes"because it's convenient. sot/ karley powell/ online shopper "it eases the convenience of me not having to wake up my 5 year old to run to the store super early to try to catch a deal."most of us frequent social media sites and mega online shops daily. better business bureau says we need to be vigilant about where we shop online. they say a big trending scam right now, ads on social media accounts, offering free products. sot/ kayleena speakman/ spokesperson for better business bureau "they'll make you pay for shipping and now these scammers have their credit card information, their name, their address and that product never even existed."another trend, better business bureau says fake amazon emails. sot/ speakman "they're going to send mass emails saying your amazon account has been corrupted or we need your card information again, or check your shipping address." so, how can you avoid this? sot/ dustin watkins/ digital forensics analysis with clovis police department "make sure that when you're shopping online that you going to https and that makes sure you're going to a secure site."dustin watkins, a digital forensics analysis with clovis police department says avoid using public wi-fi when shopping online. sot "it can be extremely easy to take over a public wifi and you would not even be aware, its called being poisoned, you might not be aware that the router is poisoned and connect to it anyway and you would get all the same information that you normally would expect all your information is going through the hackers computer."watkins also says avoid clicking on ads or opening emails even if they seem legit. sot/ "just be aware of the links to make sure that its acutally going to were you want, if you think you're getting directed to nike and you're going to freeshoes-uk then its probably not nike." angelica: better business bureau says it's also a good idea to report the scam to police.police say online fraud is a felony. and if you're unsure about a site, b-b-b says you can call and ask them. for more information visit our website your central valley dot com. in the studio angelica lei lani




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