Black Friday sales have begun! Time to find some of the best deals of the year! However, when doing so, make sure to keep an eye out for scams because this holiday shopping season, just like every other, scammers are out in droves trying to get you to part with your hard-earned cash! This time they’re using a whole host of fake online shops featuring Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.
An online shop could be a SCAM if any of these are true:
- Too-good-to-be-true deals.
- A strange web address.
- Lots of 5-star (but seemingly irrelevant) customer reviews.
- Unusual payment methods (wire transfer/cash apps only).
- Unreasonable requests for detailed personal information.
- Typos and questionable wordings on any of the pages.
- A lack of valid contact details on the site.
Latest Black Friday Scam Websites (Continuously Updated)
#1 — www[.]blackfridaydiscounts[.]shop:443/
#2 — thebigblackfriday[.]com/
#3 — www[.]yaricomoty[.]com/
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#4 — tomisausa[.]com
#5 — thenordicsocks[.]com
#6 — shopdailyday[.]com
#7 — odditypark[.]com
#8 — the-rose-toy-official[.]com
#9 — infinitias[.]com
#10 — gantnier[.]com
#11 — gotidio[.]com
#12 — beautyshoeess[.]com
#13 — honna[.]co
How to Protect Yourself
- Shop only on legitimate online stores.
- Do your homework and read reviews about the online store you plan to shop on.
- Too-good-to-be-true offers are almost always scams.
- Never click on unknown links.
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