Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Black Friday: Better Business Bureau says don’t fall victim to online scams

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – It’s that time of year when many people jump online to look for a hot buy heading into the Christmas shopping season.

Don’t fall victim to Black Friday scams! That from the Better Business Bureau.

The BBB’s southern Alberta president, Mary O’Sullivan-Anderson says online purchases now account for more than a third of all scam reports filed with the organization.

In fact, over the past six years (2015-2021), the bureau has looked into more than 55,000 internet purchase scam reports.

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O’Sullivan-Anderson says over that time period, there have been more than 400 different types of products used by scammers, with pet and pet supplies being one the biggest over the past year in particular.

For tips on how to avoid online shopping scams, visit BBB.org/OnlinePurchaseScams

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