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Online fraud scams and Cyber Monday

We are now just a couple of weeks away from one of the biggest online shopping days of the year, Cyber Monday. On Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, many retailers offer major online deals to encourage online shoppers to spend their holiday shopping dollars with them and many consumers are on the lookout online for big deals on presents for loved ones or personal purchases. A significant amount of spending occurs on Cyber Monday. Around $3 billion in total spending is expected to occur on Cyber Monday this year, according to National Retail Federation estimates.

Thus, it is important for consumers to exercise care in their online activity on Cyber Monday. This includes taking proper measures to ensure the sites one shops at on Cyber Monday are legitimate and being appropriately wary of emails or other online advertising that advertise deals that simply sound too good to be true.

Additionally, it is vital for those desiring to sell things online on Cyber Monday to exercise appropriate care in the tactics they use to draw in customers on this major online shopping day. While drawing in customers is obviously a very important goal for online sellers, it is also quite important for such sellers to be very careful to not let their tactics drift into an area where the tactics could be viewed as being potentially fraudulent. Allegations of online fraud could severely damage a seller’s reputation and potentially expose them to criminal charges.

If a person is accused of fraud or other crimes in relation to online sales, it can be important for them to promptly get their defense approach properly in order, as a great deal can be at stake in internet crime cases. Thus, getting a skilled computer crimes defense attorney’s guidance as soon as is feasible can be a wise step to take when facing online fraud allegations.

Source: Credit Union Times, “The 12 Scams of Christmas,” Roy Urrico, Nov. 13, 2015

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