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How to Tell if a Website is Legit & Online Shopping Scams | Tech Tip Tuesday

You put something in your online shopping cart, you checkout, and you receive it in the mail several days later. That’s how online shopping usually works. But what’s happening behind the scenes?

Online shopping scams are rampant, especially in a time where we are all staying home as much as possible. It’s important to know the red flags to look for before entering your personal information and making a purchase. Let’s see what updates Dani has for us on online shopping scams this December!

0:00 Intro
0:36 Online shopping red flags
4:12 Let’s review a website together!
7:17 What should you do if you’ve been scammed?

VIDEOS MENTIONED
🎞️ Beware of Porch Pirates and Prevent Package Theft | Tech Tip Tuesday— https://youtu.be/jbetEq35-hY
🎞️ Don’t Touch That *Gross* PIN Pad! Mobile Wallets Explained: Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay— https://youtu.be/PfQB8pKJFlI

RESOURCES
📰 ICDSoft, “What are the Most Popular TLDs/Domain Extensions in 2020?”— https://www.icdsoft.com/blog/what-are-the-most-popular-tlds-domain-extensions/
📰 Tranquility.net, “Avoid Shifty, Sketchy Websites”— https://tranquility.net/2012/avoid-shifty-sketchy-websites/
📰 SECTIGOStore, “How to Tell If a Website is Legit in 10 Easy Steps”— https://sectigostore.com/blog/how-to-tell-if-a-website-is-legit-in-10-easy-steps/
📰 US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), “FBI Sees Rise in Online Shopping Scams”— https://www.ic3.gov/Media/Y2020/PSA200803
📰 FBI, “Internet Crime Complain Center IC3”— www.ic3.gov
📰 FBI, “Field Offices”— www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices
📰 US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), “Recovering From Identity Theft”— https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0014-identity-theft

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