FBI Omaha warns of scams this Cyber Monday
OMAHA, Neb. (KLKN) – As seasonal shopping comes into full swing, FBI Omaha reminds consumers that criminals are also prepared for a busy holiday season.
Shoppers should be more vigilant than ever for scams designed to steal their money and personal information, especially while shopping on unfamiliar websites on Cyber Monday.
Here are some red flags to watch for this holiday season:
- Secure your banking and credit accounts with strong passwords, secure all other accounts that contain anything of value.
- Avoid untrustworthy sites that end in .club or .top and offer items at unrealistic discounts or with special coupons.
- Look for https in the URL before entering your credit card information.
- Always get a tracking number for items purchased.
- Don’t open any unsolicited emails or click on any links if you do open the email.
- Avoid filling out forms in unsolicited emails that ask for personal information.
- Say no to robocalls, hang up on automated messages.
Consumers who believe they are a victim of a scam should call their bank, report the crime to law enforcement, and file a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at ic3.gov.