BBB Online Internet Shopping Tips

Internet shopping gets bigger all the time. This year online holiday retail sales are expected to hit $32 billion.

The Better Business Bureau has these tips to keep your online shopping safe:

  • Make sure you have updated anti-spam, anti-virus, and anti-spyware software.
  • Check with the BBB about the retailer's marketplace record.
  • Get the seller's info and product or service details like shipping charges, delivery time, and return policy.
  • Right-click on the site and select "properties" to see the seller's real web site address.
  • Read the site's privacy policy to see how your information will be used.
  • If the merchant or web site appears suspicious, trust your instincts.
  • And remember, legitimate businesses do not send e-mails asking for your financial information.
  • If you have any questions contact the better business bureau at bbb.org.


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