How to shop safely this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Black Friday, taking place on 26th November this year and Cyber Monday, 29th November 2021 are due to be two of the busiest days online shopping days of the year. And while there will be great bargains to be had, it is worth reminding ourselves and our customers alike ahead of the events that criminals will be poised to prey on shoppers who have not taken precautions to avoid a scam.

It is worth reminding ourselves and our customers to shop safely this Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here are some simple steps to help avoid cyber risk:

- Only click on links in emails that you can definitely trust. If you haven’t signed up to a mailing list or notice anything suspicious about the font, logo or wording, head straight to the company’s website via your search engine instead.

- Check for the padlock symbol in the address bar or “https” in the URL, indicating the website is secure.

- Pay with a credit card if you can as money with be easier to recover if you are hit by fraud.

- Avoid deals that are too good to be true. Though discounts can be generous on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, any free or exceptionally cheap deals may not be what they seem.

Follow NEBRC social media profiles for regular reminders of what you can do to prevent falling victim to a cyber attack.

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