Black Friday. Don't get Scammed!

If you haven’t heard, it’s Black Friday on November 27th 2015 and this means thousands of traders around the UK will be dropping their prices like crazy as retail frenzy reaches fever pitch, both in store and on line.  If last year’s figures are anything to go by, the biggest deals will be done as soon as stores open for trading at the end of the week, and the theme continues just after the weekend when ‘Cyber Monday’ effortlessly slips into gear.

Plenty of bargains are to be found through both of these annual events, and early deals from sites like Amazon are sure to set a few pulses racing as shoppers look to nab the best discounts on seasonal gifts.

Already this year, Amazon has released a number of Lightening Deals with prices slashed on specific goods until the end of the day, and it would seem shoppers can’t snap up these bargains quick enough. 

Anything and everything is being sold online, with must-buy bargains on items like tablets, Tommee Tippee baby milk makers and leading brand name shavers offered for sale at crazy prices, such as 72% off. 

What does Cyber Monday mean for the consumer?

Well you can’t argue there are plenty of bargains to be found if you are prepared to battle your way through queues in stores, physically fight other shoppers at the checkout, or be prepared to take the chance and shop for goods online.

We say take the chance to shop for goods online because although cyber shopping should be relatively safe in theory, this type of crime is actually on the rise, and there are certain dangers to avoid when you shop for goods over the internet, either on Black Friday, Cyber Monday or at any time of the year.

Retailers are aware of this of course. One of the biggest supermarket chains and leading online retailer Sainsbury’s will be running Black Friday and Cyber Monday events throughout all of their 481 stores, in conjunction with Sainsbury's Bank.

They are well aware of the dangers consumers face when they shop online, so they have produced this highly informative infographic which highlights the dangers of cybercrime, it also provides a brilliant overview of shopping safely online.   

  

Makes a great read doesn’t it?

Follow these tips and tricks and not only will you be smarter when you shop online, you should be able to avoid some of the common scams that are fleecing cyber shoppers on a daily basis.

By all means, have fun hunting for those bargains on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and throughout the year, shopping online can and will save you money, just beware of the dangers involved.

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As a leading company who specialises in investigation and fraud training courses, we’re happy to share this vital information about shopping safely online, if you want resolutions that can help you combat deceit and deception, contact us here at Focus Training Solutions. 


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