Are you one of the thousands, who are looking forward to a lot of fantastic offers on Black Friday tomorrow? When shopping online, it is a very good idea to be extra vigilant, when you are about to add the great offers in your basket.
Black Friday is prime time for hackers, and they seize every opportunity to scam with their false websites or e-mails, when we are on the hunt after the best offers. A survey regarding information security for Danish citizens from 2020 (in Danish only) shows that about 10% have experienced scams, when they shop online.
Remember common sense and study the website thoroughly. All though the website is in Danish, and you can pay with Danish currency, you can never be completely sure, that the website is reliable and credible. We have collected several good tips, you can follow, when you are shopping online here.
Keep a close eye on the web address (the URL)
If you use a search engine, such as Google, to find a specific webshop, you should keep an eye on the web address. IT scammers can hack serious webshops, so that you are being redirected to a fake webshop. However, the web address will often tell you if you ended up in a fake webshop.
Check if the webshop is e-marked
If the website is certified with the e-mark, you can trust, that the webshop is following Danish law, and is controlled by laywers from e-mark.
What others says about the webshop on trustpilot
It’s always a good idea to do a google search, to check out other consumer’s experiences with the webshop trustpilot. You can also check if the webshop is on the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority’s list of companies, that have not complied with a decision from the Consumers Complaints Board.
Be aware of Phishingmails
You need to think twice if you receive an extraordinary offer by email. You may risk clicking on a link that is either intended to infect your computer with malware, or to redirect you to a false website.