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Holiday shopping season is upon us and we’re quickly approaching on of the most significant
shopping events of the year – Black Friday. If you’re planning to do any of your Black
Friday shopping online or shopping on Cyber Monday, there are special considerations
to protect your finances.
Pre-shop and comparison shop. You won’t know if it’s a good deal unless you know the regular full retail price.
You can pre-shop before the sale starts to know what items might interest you and
which retailers provide the items you want. It’s easy to comparison shop online to
make sure you are getting the best price. Sale ads and even sales often begin before
Black Friday. You can start browsing early in the week.
Watch out for frauds and scams. Cybercrooks may create phony sites and ads to lure you in. The goal is to obtain
your personal information. Beware of “free” promotions or anything that sounds too
good to be true. Before you enter your credit card or other financial information
online, check if the website address starts with “https”. The “s” stands for “secure”
and means that your information is encrypted before it’s transmitted. Be sure your
virus protection software is up to date.
Use the right card. If you pay by credit or charge card online, your transaction will be protected by
the Fair Credit Billing Act. Under this law, you can dispute charges under certain
circumstances and temporarily withhold payment while the creditor investigates them.
In the event that someone uses your credit card without your permission, your liability
generally is limited to the first $50 in charges. Some companies guarantee that you
won’t be held responsible for any unauthorized charges made to your card online; some
cards provide additional warranty, return, and purchase protection benefits. Be sure
to check the rules for your credit or debit card before deciding which card to use.
Read warranty and return policies. Will you or the person receiving the gift be able to return it? What happens if the
product is damaged or defective? There may be fees associated with returns. It’s a
good idea to read the warranty and return policies, especially for more expensive
Check your statement online. You don’t have to wait until your bank or credit card statement comes in the mail.
Check your statement online to make sure that you were charged the correct price and
charged only once. If you find errors, contact the company where you purchased the
item. You may also need to contact the credit card company or your bank to alert them
of inaccurate charges.