FBI Reports Increase in Online Shopping Scams

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08/05/2020 10:43 AM EDT

 

Original release date: August 5, 2020
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Internet Crime Complaint Center (I3C) has released an alert on a recent increase in online shopping scams. The scams direct victims to fraudulent websites via ads on social media platforms and popular online search engines’ shopping pages.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and consumers to review the IC3 Alert for indicators of fraud and tips to avoid being victimized, as well as CISA’s tip on Shopping Safely Online.

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