Protect yourself: Tips to avoid online shopping scams | Inquirer Business

Protect yourself: Tips to avoid online shopping scams

MANILA  -Checking off the Christmas list has been made convenient because of online shopping, as Filipinos just click “add to cart”  items they want including clothes, food and even gadgets.

Purchasing via mobile, actually, is a preferred mode particularly among local buyers and the majority of them are expected to spend more on online shopping at this time as they buy their friends and family gifts for the holidays, according to a survey conducted by marketing platform InMobi.

However, with the convenience comes risks.  Cyberhackers are stepping up their game as they attempt to scam unsuspecting Christmas shoppers.


“The pressure to get a good deal or buy presents can mean that online shoppers are distracted—making them less prepared for a cyber incident and making it easier for hackers to take advantage of them,” said Tatyana Kulikova, cybersecurity expert at Kaspersky.

With cyberthreats looming, here are some of the reminders for online shoppers this holiday season:

Holiday-themed scams

red flags-revised

Knowing what to do

check payment history

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