SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — If you’re venturing out online for some of your holiday shopping, beware. Danger lurks for those who are not careful when it comes to making online purchases with a credit card.
Keep in mind that there are dangers involved in holiday shopping in the real world, too. Black Friday shoppers who storm brick and mortar stores, drivers battling crowds on both roads and in busy parking lots, or even getting pick-pocketed on mass transit are all potential scenarios that we should be aware of.
But we don’t exactly stress the danger in real life like we hype online danger. In any event, consumers need to be educated and aware of holiday scams, offers and even attempts to appeal to people’s charitable nature.