How to Stay Safe While Shopping on Cyber Monday
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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More and more shoppers are ditching the shopping bags and long lines for the convenience of online shopping. In the last year alone, mobile shopping has increased by 300%, according to an iovation report. With consumers turning to their mobile device or computer to make holiday purchases, they should prepare their wallets and tech tools for the shopping season.

Mashable provides tips to staying safe while shopping online:

Don’t click! Beware of unknown links in your email

“Most phishing attacks will try to scam shoppers with an email that presents some sort of incredible, cant-be-beat deal,” said Brian Jacobs, senior product manager at Ipswitch’s Network Management Division, to Mashable’s Kate Freeman. “If you’re skeptical of an offer or email, go directly to the retailer’s website to confirm the offer, and don’t click the email link.”

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