RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Millions of consumers are preparing to shop online for Cyber Monday — but experts say shoppers should be alert to potential scams.
According to Barry Moore, the President of Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia,
this holiday season they’re predicting $380 million in online shopping fraud.
With high gas prices, Moore is predicting online shopping will be busier compared to last year.
During Cyber Monday, many consumers will head to websites where they can buy from third parties.
In those cases, Moore recommends people verifying who they’re actually buying from.
“That’s difficult on these online companies. They’re phishing for your information over the last 6-7 months. They’ve been watching you on the paid sites,” says Moore. “Try to look the companies up. Try to see in the spelling of their website and their…