🌠The Art of Surviving Online Shopping Online on Black Friday?

Ever wake up one morning and think to yourself:

“Jeepers self, if only I could survive the insanities of being outside and taking advantage of all the Black Friday dealios!”

If so you’re definitely not alone, but this year, there sure is a twist!

It used to be, you’d need to venture offline to malls and stores and camp out at 11:59pm the day before etc.etc.etc.etc.

No longer!

Still, though, there ARE bunches of ways you could be taken for a ride.

That’s why you’ll love the following (and be sure to return back once you’re done so you can benefit from the goodies I uncovered for you):

www.zdnet.com/article/black-friday-security-tips-beware-of-websites-that-want-too-much-info/

There, you’ll discover security goodies like:

“The run up to Christmas is a lucrative period for retailers as people look to stock up on gifts – and many outlets will run promotional offers to coincide with Black Friday and Cyber Monday to encourage spending.

Retailers send emails offering promotions and discounts – and that’s something cyber criminals can exploit by sending messages of their own; phishing emails tempting people with an offer of bargains in order to steal money, usernames and passwords, personal information and more….”

and

“…It also suggests: “The store may also ask you if they can save your payment details for a quicker check-out next time you shop with them. Unless you’re going to use the site regularly, don’t allow this.”

If people see suspicious emails or websites that seem to ask for too much information or seem to be too good to be true, the NCSC suggests the potential phishing emails or scam sites should be reported to its Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS).

Since being launched earlier this year, SERS had resulted in over two million reports of suspicious emails and websites, and has led to thousands of malicious sites being taken down….”

and more!

Mastering online Black Friday Shopping Safety is a topic that could make for a grand challenge, cheatsheet, tutorial and more. You could structure it like so:

Step 1.) Get an overview of Black Friday ecom purchase safety

Need help with that? Consider:

www.wifr.com/2020/11/26/bbb-issues-alert-for-black-friday-cyber-monday-scams/

patch.com/california/martinez/how-avoid-black-friday-scams-martinez

www.cnet.com/how-to/black-friday-scams-you-need-to-avoid-today/

Next, move to:

Step 2.) Learn mobile shopping safety tips

Need resources for that? Consider:

www.lifelock.com/learn-internet-security-safe-online-shopping.html

www.groovytek.com/tekfun/online-shopping-tech-safety-tips

www.komando.com/tech-tips/safest-ways-to-pay-online/610022/

Finally, move to:

Step 3.) Restrain yourself (because the Winter holidays will be coming)

Need resources for that? Consider:

www.yahoo.com/entertainment/32-ways-avoid-overspending-black-010056143.html

www.moneyonefcu.org/how-to-avoid-overspending-on-black-friday-and-cyber-monday-2020-11-20/

www.thelist.com/281785/how-to-avoid-spending-too-much-on-yourself-this-black-friday/

Good stuff!

Your takeaway?

Due to Covid, chances are most stores are closed anywhos.

However, you *can* take advantage of bargains so long as you educate yourself about scams.

Why not take advantage of that today?

Enjoy!

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