Black Friday: how to avoid scams when shopping for deals

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 17:41:50 GMT 5

Black Friday: how to avoid scams when shopping for deals


Fraudsters aim to exploit shoppers’ desire to save money, but follow these tips before splashing out

Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren’t only on shoppers’ and retailers’ radars – scammers take any opportunity they can to exploit our eye for a bargain, and last year used the busy shopping days to defraud consumers in the UK of £2.5m.

According to the banking trade body UK Finance, theatre tickets and e-scooters are targeted by criminals – but it adds “whichever gift you might be seeking a deal on, it’s likely fraudsters are looking to exploit it”.

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