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OSPIRG publishes tips for spotting online shopping scams

Don’t Get Scammed: OSPIRG Draws Attention to Fake Articles and Reviews PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — As the state transitions to pre-pandemic norms, the rise of online shopping is likely to continue — and with it, the number of counterfeit products and fake reviews to trick shoppers. To counter these attacks on Oregon consumers, the Oregon […]

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Complaints from online shoppers drop 25% in 2021 – Manila Bulletin

Complaints by consumers against transactions made online fell sharply by 25% last year compared to 2020, as the government began to ease mobility restrictions, online platform systems became more efficient and the best consumer understanding of e-commerce. DTI Undersecretary Ruth B. Castelo inspects the prices of necessities and commodities. Trade and Industry Under Secretary Ruth […]

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Online shopping spending soared to $7.67 billion last year, according to NZ Post

Online shoppers spent $7.67 billion last year, setting a new online spending record, according to the New Zealand Post eCommerce’s latest Spotlight report. But the state-owned postal service company has started to prepare for a sustained outbreak of Omicron, to ensure package deliveries will continue while people isolate themselves. Chief operating officer Brendon Main said […]

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Beginner’s guide to safer online shopping

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels There are many considerations to be taken into account when buying anything on the internet. Are you sure you are getting the best price possible? How do you know if a company is reliable without visiting its website? Finally, and perhaps most importantly, how can you ensure your safety […]

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Wii Shop Chrome Extension Eases Online Shopping Anxiety

The music from the Wii Shop Channel is iconic. It’s a meme unto itself, with early hits conjuring up images of Drake dancing in Helpline bling and the robotic machinations of Mr. Krabs, but for good reason. Music from the Wii Shop Channel is beloved, and beneath the memes and 10-hour YouTube loops lie memories […]

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Vietnam’s online shopping boom continues in 2022

HANOI (Vietnam News/Asia News Network): Online shopping will still be booming this year even if the Covid-19 pandemic is over, experts have said. The digital economy has seen massive growth in Southeast Asia over the past year, driven by the rise of e-commerce, according to a recent report by e-commerce platform Lazada. The regional e-commerce […]

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How Gen Z is reshaping online shopping

ibnjaafar / iStock.com Gen Z, sometimes known as “zoomers,” are true digital natives, growing up in a time when they take the technology at their fingertips for granted. Born between 1997 and 2012, this group of youngsters may not have as much buying power as their elders, but they already know what they like and […]

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Mastercard: Holiday Shopping Survey Shows Consumers Prefer Online Shopping and Gift Cards

As consumers return to in-store shopping habits, according to a recent Mastercard* survey, 56% of shoppers continued to prioritize shopping online this holiday season, citing lineups (72%), looking for parking (65%) and out of stock items (47 percent) as the main reasons. Survey data also showed that when selecting gifts this holiday season, nearly half […]

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Mass Theft: Online Shopping Fraud and the Role of Social Media

From the Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia: A shift to online shopping during COVID-19, a global supply chain crisis and a booming economy have all created a recipe for a frantic holiday shopping season – a season where online shopping fraud line poses a huge risk to consumers. Online shopping scams have exploded during […]

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Consumer Advice for Online Shopping | Main stories

The world is increasingly digitized, with businesses offering products and services online and consumers preferring to access goods and services through this method. Online shopping is associated with convenience, flexibility and a wider range of goods and services available to consumers. As the Christmas period approaches, traditionally the busiest shopping time of the year, the […]

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6 online shopping security threats and how to avoid them

Online shopping is one of the advantages of modern society. Once you have an internet connection, you can buy just about anything from the comfort of your home without breaking a sweat. But cybercriminals work hard to deprive buyers like you of your hard-earned money. Are you giving up online shopping because of them? It […]

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BBB: Online shopping scams flourish on social networks during the pandemic | News

A shift to online shopping during COVID-19, the global supply chain crisis and a booming economy have all created a recipe for a frantic holiday shopping season – a season where online shopping fraud line poses a huge risk to consumers. Online shopping scams have exploded during the pandemic, and social media ads play a […]

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Better Business Bureau reports more online shopping scams

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) — A new report warns that online scams are on the rise and more people are shopping online during the pandemic. “At the Better Business Bureau, I would say about 40% of online complaints are about online shopping,” said Bobby Hansen of the Better Business Bureau. Hansen says Iowa is no […]

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Build-A-Bear selects Nutanix and its partners to reinvent the online shopping experience

Global Retailer Partners with Nutanix, Buzz 3D and TierPoint to Offer Bear Builder 3D Workshop SAN JOSE, CA, December 07, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nutanix (NASDAQ:NTNX), a leader in hybrid multicloud computing, today announced that global retail and entertainment company Build-A-Bear Workshop has partnered to Nutanix, Buzz 3D and TierPoint to develop the technology powering their new Bear […]

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Online shopping is going to skyrocket this holiday season. Scams too. Here’s how to protect yourself.

It’s not just the pandemic that has pushed more people online. Long before COVID, more and more shoppers decided to avoid the crowds and just click through for their Christmas gifts. And I understand. I hate shopping, especially on vacation. There is the search for a parking space, the crowd of customers, the long queue […]

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Metro Atlanta BBB warns vacation shoppers against online shopping scams – CBS Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) – Product and labor shortages are driving more consumers to shop online for the holidays. That’s why the Better Business Bureau predicts more online shopping scams. They shared some tips to make sure you’re “shopping safe and buying smart”. Many shoppers in the Atlanta metro area are heading to […]

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Why e-commerce appeals to young people

Capital.com Group CEO Jonathan Squires explains how persistently low interest rates, growing disillusionment with pensions and high adoption of technology have unwittingly spawned a young and hungry herd of yield hunters. At 0.1%, the Bank of England’s base rate is at an all-time low, but with inflation on the rise, could the BoE’s dovish sentiment […]

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LTK Study Reveals Influencers Are the Most Important Online Shopping Driver for Gen Z Adults

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The buying power of digital-native, influencer-savvy Gen Z continues to be one of the most important and talked about factors for digital marketers worldwide. A study conducted in June 2021 by LTK, the largest creator-powered marketing platform, underscores this further, identifying that 92% of Gen Z adults aged 18-25 make purchases based on influencer […]

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Beware of online shopping scams

DANE COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV) – The holiday shopping season is fast approaching and many will be shopping online this year. With supply chain issues and shortages, experts say scammers will take advantage. The Better Business Bureau warns against online shopping scams. According to a new reportonline shopping scams now account for more than a third […]

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Security Tips – How to Protect Your Online Trading Account

According to a report by The Economic Times India, cybercriminals are targeting stock markets. Their modus operandi includes sell penny stocks from their account and buy them from a hacked account. This way, the original investor/owner of the hacked account ends up losing money. Either way, you need to find the right broker to implement […]

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Cranehast.com proves online shopping scams still exist

Despite the return of in-person shopping, online shopping scams continue to be a major risk for shoppers, according to reports submitted to BBB®. Consumers alerted BBB Cranehast.com, a website advertising a wide range of products on social media. Since March 2021, BBB has received eight complaints, four BBB Scam Tracker reports and 100 inquiries regarding […]

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A third of S’poreans made their first online purchase amid the Covid-19 pandemic: Poll

SINGAPORE (BUSINESS TIMES) – Nearly three in four consumers (74%) in Singapore are shopping online more frequently due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to research by Visa. A third (31%) of Singaporeans have also made an online purchase for the first time. This change in behavior is due to the nationwide lockdown, social distancing measures, […]

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BBB research shows rise in online shopping scams since COVID began

Online shopping scams, already on the rise in 2019, rose further after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). In 2020, 80.5% of consumers reporting online shopping scams lost money. This figure dropped from 71.2% in 2015, when BBB started collecting data. According to Risk Report […]

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Notice the Red Flags with Online Shopping Scams | Business

Online shopping has increased over the past few years as more and more retailers have improved the virtual shopping experience for their customers. However, more online shopping means more opportunities for scammers to target consumers and businesses. In the time of COVID-19, online shopping is more common than ever, creating even more opportunities for scammers […]

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Google saves your online purchase history through Gmail

When you look at some of the modern conveniences made possible by technology, the evolution of online shopping continues to stand out. In recent weeks, Amazon and Walmart have upped the ante by announcing the rollout of next day shipping, making shopping online even more convenient. These advancements make it easier to decide to spend […]

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Retailers are ready to ban you from shopping again

Amazon may be considering banning shoppers who over-return, which has emboldened others… [+] retailers to follow suit, according to a study. (Photographer: Bess Adler/Bloomberg) In the age of online shopping, many consumers are used to ordering more items than they need and returning the rest, especially with many retailers offering free returns. But more retailers […]

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Online dispatch times for guaranteed delivery before Christmas

Despite the best of intentions, holidays purchases is often left until the last minute. There’s always one more person to buy, one more gift to buy, resulting in a scramble at the eleventh hour. Nearly half of holiday shopping is now done online, which means shipping time has to be factored into almost every purchase. […]