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Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by fabulous660(m): 11:37am On Dec 06, 2015
As the Christmas holiday draws nearer, lots and lots of people are making preparations on how best they will celebrate Christmas, some plan on travelling, some wants to celebrate with friends and loved ones at home etc.

What ever your plans are on how you will be celebrating Christmas, one thing is for sure, there will be increase in shopping activities. With so many things to buy, gifts, cards, clothes food items etc. So also scammers have patiently waited for this time of the year, they have also improved on their old tactics and formulated new ones in order to break security defenses.

consumers are often duped by a number of tactics employed by criminals to profit from a lack of security awareness. Although the ways that criminals attempt to steal your data are varied, creative and widespread. It's not easy to remain vigilant all of the time, but there are some tips and advice on what to look out for to avoid scams this holiday season.

People are likely to spend more than necessary in times like this. Ensure you have a budget that suits you, sometimes when we go out for shopping we end up buying more than we originally planned, and this might be as a result of so many factors. Do ensure you stick to your budget, number one way to really waste money is shopping without a list and talking about list, avoid too much gift list.

In some cases it is always advisable to resist the urge to 'act now' as scammers will want to pressure you into making quick decisions about money and investments without thinking twice.

You might also want to put away your credit cards as you would not want to accumulate debts which you have to settle with high interest after the holiday.

Advertisements offering unbelievable deals and discount on hot items, that seem too good to be true, need to be avoided, i.e. You need to stay away from such offers or shady deals. Scammers might try to entice people with such deals. In such cases ensure you are buying from a well recognized and reputable Shop. This is the time to avoid those roadside shopping. This does not mean you should not compare price of items before paying for them.

Even shopping online is not an exception, you are more likely to be scammed when shopping online than making a physical purchase. Booking for a hotel or a flight ticket on the internet has really made life easy, but scammers are all over the internet to lure and deceive people. You should be careful with the internet in this season, as you are more likely to be scammed online than physical.

If you must use your credit cards, ensure you do not use them or enter your personal information on website you are not sure it's genuine.

sometimes these scammers may disguise themselves by claiming to be representatives of some kind of charity organizations, or claim to be victims of a known natural disaster, and are likely to dupe people through solicitous emails and fake charity websites.

You can check if the website is safe by using the Google SafeBrowsing report by typing http://google.com/
safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=
into
your address bar with the website
address after the equals sign, and hit
enter.

Conclusion
It is not just enough to be vigilant only before and during Christmas, the day after Christmas may be busier than the days spent while shopping and preparing for Christmas. therefore you still ought to be at alert at all times.

source: www.cashrange.com/extra-careful-shopping-christmas/

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Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by allanphash7(m): 12:20pm On Dec 06, 2015
What is christmas?





FTC


This FTC is dedicated to jose mourinho for his end of the year party that he has started yesterday


Some people will say i am childish, yes i am cos its good to be childish attimes in life

You can just be serious always

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Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by sule17(m): 12:20pm On Dec 06, 2015
Am here
Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by ikaboy: 12:21pm On Dec 06, 2015
Nice
Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by Omotayor123(f): 12:21pm On Dec 06, 2015
Better to shop Early... Last minute shopping should be for few things!

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Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by STAMPandSEAL: 12:21pm On Dec 06, 2015
nice talk
Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by sod09(m): 12:22pm On Dec 06, 2015
Good one
Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by sule17(m): 12:22pm On Dec 06, 2015
Second today

Tomorrow may be first
Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by kennyman2000(m): 12:23pm On Dec 06, 2015
okay
Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by Marvelency(m): 12:23pm On Dec 06, 2015
You have a point there, I can already see so many adverts & enticing flyers here & there about new deals and price slash.. .

We should all be really careful.. .

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Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by babyfaceafrica: 12:23pm On Dec 06, 2015
To me everyday is xmas

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Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by sirTesco(m): 12:24pm On Dec 06, 2015
It will never be well with scammers including those on NL.

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Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by bunmioguns(m): 12:24pm On Dec 06, 2015
Thank you

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Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by hertheytheydgee(m): 12:25pm On Dec 06, 2015
In my country, everybody works in the ministry.

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Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by NaijaCuzin(m): 12:25pm On Dec 06, 2015
Nice. ....Happy Sunday

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Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by hertheytheydgee(m): 12:26pm On Dec 06, 2015
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Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by labakeJ(f): 12:26pm On Dec 06, 2015
embarassed Don't lemme say wats on my mind...

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Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by Engineer123(m): 12:26pm On Dec 06, 2015
Happy Sunday! Happy Christmas in advance!!! Year 2015 is gradually rounding off.

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Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by hardywaltz(m): 12:28pm On Dec 06, 2015
Yes...
Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by ADULTBASE(m): 12:28pm On Dec 06, 2015
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Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by odinese(m): 12:29pm On Dec 06, 2015
.currently shopping in Somalia sad

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Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by Adekunzy(m): 12:29pm On Dec 06, 2015
Fake.. shop anything shopable.. steal anything stealable tongue
Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by Nobody: 12:30pm On Dec 06, 2015
Christmas scam
ADULTBASE:
We are currently recruiting for Moderators for our online forum,click on my signature for more
Again, Christmas scam

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Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by abmendozer(m): 12:30pm On Dec 06, 2015
nice

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Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by Nobody: 12:32pm On Dec 06, 2015
End time scammers.

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Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by siegfried99(m): 12:33pm On Dec 06, 2015
Ok

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Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by stevealibi: 12:34pm On Dec 06, 2015
No shoppin till u qive a qo ahead on wen 2 shop tnkz

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Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by armadeo(m): 12:40pm On Dec 06, 2015
N.a. who don chop finish go shop.

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Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by ADULTBASE(m): 12:41pm On Dec 06, 2015
What did you mean by that,we never scam! Mind your posts
tobimillar:
Christmas scam Again, Christmas scam
Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by lawrenceunaa: 12:42pm On Dec 06, 2015
I've already done my Xmas shopping since mid nov cause I know fake materials will definitely surface even at costly price.

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Re: Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Shopping For Christmas by dOnLarich: 12:42pm On Dec 06, 2015
Somebody shout hallelujah

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