3 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Online

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, file photo, a consumer looks at Cyber Monday sales on her computer at her home in Palo Alto, Calif. Retailers are rolling out online deals on so-called "Cyber Monday." But now that shoppers are online all the time anyway, the 10-year-old shopping holiday is losing some of its luster. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

 

Shopping online is a convenient way to really get the right gift and avoid the holiday traffic.
But hackers are out there waiting for a chance to take your money.
There are three mistakes to avoid when buying online.

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, file photo, Tashalee Rodriguez, of Boston, uses a smartphone app while shopping at Macy's in downtown Boston. For the first time, analysts predict more than half of online traffic to retailer sites will come from smartphones than desktops during the busy Black Friday holiday shopping weekend. And though it’s still a small fraction of online revenue, mobile sales are jumping too. Larger phone sizes, improved retailer apps, more online deals and shoppers’ increasing comfort with shopping online are driving the trend. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

WJBF News Channel 6’s Deon Guillory talks 1 on 1 with Chip Cooper, an Internet Attorney, CEO of FTCGuardian.com, and author of the new book, Targeting You.

 

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