Florida's Division of Consumer Services offers some tips to help you stay safe.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Thanks to Florida's Division of Consumer Services for providing this information. Many consumers will be visiting online retailers in search of great bargains this holiday season. Shopping online can be fast and convenient, and can provide shoppers the opportunity to find the best deals without leaving the comfort of home. Unfortunately, the Internet can also provide plenty of opportunities for scammers to take advantage of unsuspecting shoppers. The following are some tips for avoiding fraud while shopping online: Use Familiar Websites: If possible, try to stick with a known reputable company that you or your friends and family have done business with in the past. Before making a purchase, verify the return policy of the item you're …
Are you gearing up to let your fingers do the walking on Cyber Monday?
Westchase residents who didn’t want to brave the crowds on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday still have one more big chance to save courtesy of Cyber Monday. Similar to the two other major shopping events, Cyber Monday differs in that consumers don’t have to leave the comfort of their own homes (or offices) to take advantage of some pretty big pre-holiday deals. All the bargains laid out for Cyber Monday are for online shoppers only. So how can you find the best deals online this Cyber Monday? While most major retailers that have an online presence aren’t tipping their hats on their online deals just yet, many have splash pages set up that they're inviting shoppers to bookmark in advance of the Nov. 26 shopping holiday. Here are just…