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Be extra alert while shopping from online sales, otherwise the money will reach hackers, see safety tips

New Delhi: Sale Alert: Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale and Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale are waiting. In sales, companies offer products for sale at lowest prices. But, scammers also try to take advantage of this. Because of this, if you want to stay away from online fraud, you have to take special care of some things. By following these tips, you can stay safe and shop with peace of mind.

Hackers use different methods to trick you. Fake e-commerce sites have been created for this purpose, according to a report. You will see sites like Flipkart or Amazon. But, if you visit these sites, you may fall prey to cyber scams. So one needs to be careful. Sometimes fake e-commerce sites are also created. It lists products with discounts up to 90%. Due to this, people easily fall into the trap of scammers.

But, this leads your money to cybercriminals. These fake sites are promoted through social media, WhatsApp, Telegram or messages. You can keep your money safe by following some tips.

Stay safe by:

  • Always check if the URL starts with https:// or not before buying online. Here it means safe. When you mouse over the lock icon in the URL, you will know the Safety Level of the site.
  • Always shop online only from Amazon, Flipkart, Shop Clues, Pepperfry and other popular websites. Anti-virus firewall must be updated. Never download an unknown website or app from a stranger.
  • Also be careful about links in messages. Avoid clicking on unknown links. Change your account password regularly. Avoid sharing your bank data with anyone.
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