With the increasing trend of online shopping, online scams are also increasing.
However, by taking some precautions, you can avoid such scams.
People can also use URL lookup tool to avoid scams.
New Delhi. With the passage of time, the trend of online shopping is increasing. Most of the people are shopping from e-commerce sites like Amazon and Flipkart. At the same time, e-commerce companies are also offering great deals and offers to their customers. However, many times users also become victims of fraud in the pursuit of buying more discount or cheaper products. One wrong move of the users while shopping online can even empty their bank account.
Due to the festive season, online shopping scams are increasing rapidly these days and people are easily falling prey to scammers due to high discounts. Meanwhile, the global research team of NortonLifelock has shared its quarterly Consumer Cyber Safety Plus report. It gives details about the top consumer cyber security threats from July 2022 to September 2022.
Norton Labs report
According to the report of NortonLifelock, 4.7 million (about 47 million) people were blocked in India in September to deal with the threat level. Norton says that cybercriminals are offering bumper deals on electronics, jewellery, clothing and other products to lure people. These sites often feature polished storefronts and positive reviews. However, whenever a user orders a product, it is either a fake item or nothing is delivered.
Websites that share search turn
Norton Labs claims that about 80 percent of websites accidentally or intentionally share search turns with advertisers. Also, trackers can get information from users’ website visits. Apart from this, they know the IP address of the users, the content domain of the website and much more. This may include sensitive information about your health and family. Advertisers use this information for you.
What to do to avoid scams
Norton Labs has said that customers should not buy any such product, whose price is very low and affordable. Also, users beware of websites that offer different payment options. Also, people should beware of social media ads and unwanted messages. Not only this, people can also use URL lookup tool to avoid scams.
FIRST PUBLISHED : October 22, 2022, 12:40 PM IST