After Black Friday comes Cyber Monday, a day where online shoppers do a lot of their buying.
But beware, there are many scams and surprises out there as people try to steal your money and identity.
Attorney General Roy Cooper people should use a little caution when buying gifts online. “Buying gifts online may help you avoid long lines and crowds, but that convenience comes with its own risks,” Cooper warned.
Cooper offers some tips to help shoppers protect themselves from cyber crooks:
*Shop sites you know and trust
*Do your own price comparison
*Read the return policy carefully
*Know how to contact the company if problems arise
*Consider paying by credit card
*Check site security before you enter any payment information
*Ask when your order will arrive
To check out a company with the Attorney General’s Office or file a consumer complaint, call 1-877-5-NO-SCAM toll-free within North Carolina.