Shopping online can lead to more than just the perfect find.
Scammers often target consumers’ personal and financial information through emails that lure them to phishing sites.
National Consumer Protection Week, which this year occurs March 6-12, is an annual campaign to help consumers make informed decisions about their shopping habits.
To help kick off the week, the CyberSafe at USPS team provides these tips:
- Be suspicious of emails that advertise deals that are too good to be true.
- Only buy from reputable sites.
- Retain all online order documentation in case purchases don’t arrive and your credit card is charged.
- Look for unusual charges on your bank or credit card statements and report them immediately.
The CyberSafe at USPS site offers additional security tips to avoid online scams, while the Postal Bulletin’s Feb. 18 edition has more information about National Consumer Protection Week.