The COVID-19 pandemic has made ordering takeout more popular than ever. Some restaurants even have set up their own websites to avoid the fees and challenges that come with food delivery apps such as DoorDash or GrubHub.
As always, scammers are quick to pick up on a trend. The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to watch out for fake food-ordering websites that can scam them out of their money and personal information.
How the scam works: You search for your favorite restaurant’s website to see if they offer delivery and a way to order online. Near the top of the search results, you find a website that looks like it belongs to the restaurant. Or you may find a third-party website that looks very professional and similar to popular food delivery services.
You click on the link, select your food and enter your credit card information to pay. Charges appear on your account, but the…