Black Friday falls on Friday, November 25 this year. One of the USA’s most recent exports, it’s now unofficially the start of the Christmas shopping period.
Never ones to miss out on a marketing opportunity, most big retailers now offer deals right throughout November. There are some great bargains to be had – tech bargains in particular – but it’s also open season for online scammers. It seems that fake websites are a particular problem, with an estimated 18,000 being created every day.
Here’s how to make sure you steer clear of online scams this Black Friday and beyond.