Tips for Safer Online Shopping

The holidays are almost upon us, and online shopping is about to go into overdrive. An estimated 114 million consumers will turn to the Internet for at least part of their holiday shopping this year, according to Jupiter Research. With the rush comes increased risk of identity theft, credit card fraud, and other types of online consumer scams, experts warn.

Already, scams involving the hard-to-find TMX Elmo toy are circulating around the Internet. At several online forums, shoppers are complaining about eBay sellers taking money for the popular toy, and then vanishing before delivering the goods. Similarly, Sony Computer Entertainment America is warning online shoppers not to purchase preorder discount offers for the gaming console PlayStation 3 from certain Web sites that are misleading consumers. PC World - Net Watchdog: Tips for Safer Online Shopping

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 22nd November 2006 1:59AM