How to Dodge Cybercriminals and Scams on Amazon Prime Day – NBC Bay Area

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June 21st and 22nd are this year’s Amazon Prime Day. The annual summer sale event for a major online retailer. Many consumers, both Amazon and other online retailers, are expected to drop hundreds of dollars at this year’s shopping event.

The· Adobe Digital Economy Index Total online spending on Amazon Prime Day in 2021 is projected to exceed $ 10.9 billion spent by online shoppers on Cyber ​​Monday in 2020. Shoppers also need to be aware of malicious activity in order to win online transactions in a hurry.

Better business bureau Issued a warning Notice the increase in phishing scams during busy shopping hours such as Prime Day and Black Friday prior to this year’s Prime Day.

BBB also advised consumers to be aware of ads on social media that could redirect them to fraudulent websites.

“Scammers often create websites that look exactly like they belong to a trusted retailer,” says BBB. “But if you take a closer look at the URL,…

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