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NY Division of Consumer Protection Issues Tips For Online Holiday Shopping

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The New York Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection has announced tips to help New Yorkers navigate the holiday shopping season.

As Black Friday and Cyber Monday quickly approach, these tips are meant to empower New Yorkers with actionable fraud prevention tips, so they have greater awareness and control when shopping online this holiday season. Tips when shopping online include being cautious of fake websites, using care when shopping on social media, reading product specifications and to beware of third-party seller scams.

The Division of Consumer Protection also advises checking a website’s encryption and to designate one credit card and one email address for online shopping when using your credit card online.

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