Black Friday is only hours away and most Americans will be participating this year with a strong economy. According to an annual survey by the the National Retail Federation and Proper Insights & Analytics, an estimated 164 million people planned to shop during Thanksgiving weekend. That number includes Cyber Monday, when almost half of online shoppers are estimated to participate in holiday spending.
Unfortunately, Black Friday is Christmas for online scammers and hackers. There will be a variety of ways criminals will try to steal social security numbers and hack bank accounts. The Better Business Bureau put out a list of helpful tips. On this episode of the Digital Parent Podcast, I will discuss the top 5 Black Friday Scams and my top 3 solutions to those scams.