BUFFALO, N.Y. — As more retailers attempt to compete with Amazon's Prime Day, the Better Business Bureau is alerting shoppers to be aware of potential scams.
Walmart, Target, and Kohl's are just a few of the stores also offering big discounts, along with Amazon, and the BBB says more deals mean more chances for you to be tricked.
Be wary of emails, phishing scams, misleading advertisements, and lookalike websites. Phishing increases during busy shopping times, such as Prime Day or Black Friday. When you are making a lot of purchases, it’s easy to lose track of exactly what you bought and where you shopped. That makes you more likely to fall for a phishing scam posing as a big-name store.
Look out for unsolicited emails, texts, or phone calls. These messages may claim you have a free gift waiting for you or that there is a problem with delivery – all you need to do is click on a …