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Moody shares Tips to Avoid Online Scams this Holiday Season

FL Attorney General Ashley Moody's Youtube

Cyber Monday means major deals for online shoppers.

The pandemic has led more people to make purchases online and in a YouTube video released Monday, Florida’s Attorney General Ashley Moody said 60% of consumers plan to do their holiday shopping online this year.

In the same video, Moody shared tips to protect shoppers from online scams this holiday season.

"Shop on well-established, well-known websites, make sure your web browser is secure, use credit cards instead of debit cards, as credit cards usually offer better protection and provide more opportunity to challenge purchases before you pay your bill," Moody said. "Finally, never click on an ad coupon or email solicitation from an unknown sender, if the deal seems too good to be true, it probably is."

More tips for avoiding online scams can be found in the attorney general office's 2020 Holiday Consumer Protection Guide.

Andrea Perdomo is a reporter for WGCU News. She started her career in public radio as an intern for the Miami-based NPR station, WLRN. Andrea graduated from Florida International University, where she was a contributing writer for the student-run newspaper, The Panther Press, and was also a member of the university's Society of Professional Journalists chapter.