BBB: Don't be a victim of a holiday scam

November 26, 2018 - 8:10 am
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(WWL.com)

It’s Cyber Monday a chance for consumers to find great deals on the internet. Southeast Louisiana Better Business Bureau spokesperson Cynthia Albert says before you purchase any item on the internet, make sure you know who you are dealing with first, because there are a lot of fake websites out there.

"And that's why we suggest you get the full name of the company, get the address and also you want to check it out at bbb.org," said Albert. 
 
Albert also says read up on the return policy, because a return policy is required, unless the item is defected. She says if you are in a generous mood and plan on donating money, you can check if the charity is legit at give.org. 
 
"The charities have to adhere to 20 standards and that site will tell if they are passable by the council of the Better Business Bureau," said Albert. 
 
Albert urges all consumers, whether buying gifts on-line or in a brick-and-mortar store, do some comparative shopping. 
 
"Make sure you are getting a real deal and around this time of the year, you'll see signs for 70% off, but 70% off of what," said Albert.  
 

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