WKU Public Radio News Staff
Sat November 24, 2012
BBB Gives Advice for Cyber Monday
The Better Business Bureau says consumers can take some basic steps to help reduce their chances of becoming a victim of a scammer or hacker. Cyber Monday has become a major shopping day in the United States, and the BBB recommends that shoppers use strong, unique passwords that include numbers, letters, and symbols.
Consumer specialists say Cyber Monday can be a very effective way to shop, but its important to remember that some scam artists target internet users through a variety of methods. The Better Business Bureau says you should shop on trustworthy websites that carry the BBB seal and other widely-used "trustmarks" on retail websites. Consumers are also advised to keep documentation of their orders, and to check their credit card statements frequently for suspicious activity.