Truth 32 Online shopping scams

The proliferation of online shopping has created a fertile hunting ground for identity thieves. All it takes is a little Web-site savvy, the promise of bargain prices, and a few dollars in site hosting fees, and the thief is in business. As you’ve no doubt learned already, making a fake Web site can take as little as 20 minutes for the skilled identity thief. Often, the thief will simply copy a real Web site and then change the information needed to make it his own. The thief will then entice you to “order” from him by offering prices far lower than other stores and perhaps even offering hard-to-find items during the holidays (gaming console systems, the hot children’s toy of the season, and so on).

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