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Shopping for online bargains this Black Friday weekend? Make sure … – Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Shopping for online bargains this Black Friday weekend? Make sure … – Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Consumers are being warned to watch out for scam websites impersonating high-profile Australian retailers when shopping online this Black Friday, Cyber Monday sale weekend (24-27 November 2023).The National Anti-Scam Centre has detected a concerning increase in the number of reports of fake websites that look like genuine online retail stores belonging to many big-name, high street brands.So far this year, there have been 2,760 reports of fake online stores, resulting in losses of more than half a million dollars. In total, online shopping scams cost Australians over $6.2 million, between 1 January and 30 September, 2023.The consumer warning comes ahead of the… 

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