Online shopping scams on the rise, phishing email targeting Wisconsinites

 Online shopping scams on the rise, phishing email targeting Wisconsinites

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Consumer agencies are warning people of the expected increase of online fraud.

“More than 35% of all our scam tracker reports were about online shopping, and of those, 75% of the time they’re losing money,” said Susan Bach with the Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin.

Shoppers are advised to lookout for fraudulent products, such as items from a third party vendor that are priced significantly lower than other competitors.

“That is a real red flag and we would discourage anybody from buying from those kinds of vendors.,” said Lara Sutherlin with the Wisconsin Division of Trade and Consumer Protection.

Some tips include: shopping on secure websites verified by the HTTPS, reading product details to check for authenticity and verifying shipping and return policies.

Action 2 News also heard of another scam being shared via email claiming to be from the Wisconsin Department of Labor with a direct deposit of…

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