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Cyber Monday is scammers favourite time of year BBB

by News Staff Posted Nov 30, 2015 3:05 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Cyber Monday is a favourite day for shoppers, but that’s also the case for scammers trying to get your money online as well.For example, a new phishing scam called ‘Canadian Delivery Express’ has popped up with an email asking you to send your personal information to have your shipment sent. \It even happened to a 660 NEWS sales agent.Better Business Bureau Vice-President of Marketing and Communications Cammi Laird said now is the time to be diligent.“It’s the scammers favourite time of year right now, because people have their wallets out and their credit cards ready and that’s when they want to catch you when you’re stressed and hurried and vulnerable,” she said.She said you should never give your credit card information to anyone that you haven’t ordered from.“Make sure you’re not on a phishing-type website,” she said. “They’re pretty sophisticated and look like almost exactly like an eBay or Amazon, you want to be really clear on what the URL is, that’s the address at the top of the screen.When you are doing an online order, make sure the URL has HTTPS, with the “S” standing for secure. pexels.com Related Stories Break out the credit cards: it’s Cyber Monday Cyber Monday is scammers ‘favourite time of year’: BBB

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