Keeping online deals from becoming online duds
If you’re doing any last minute holiday shopping online, make sure the site you buy from has a reputation you can trust. Florida Department of Law Enforcement Cyber Security Analyst Kevin Wiggins says there are a number of scams that pop up every holiday season to not just take your money, but leave your holidays giftless. He says one common problem comes when consumers find the best price from a company they haven’t heard of and wind up getting a product that is not what they expected.
By the time customers try to return the item the company they purchased from has disappeared. He says credit card companies offer a lot of protections against fraud, but small scams like this are hard to prosecute.
He says the easiest way to stay protected is by using websites you have heard of and trust to buy gifts online. And if opting to shop through a small business, Wiggins says researching the company is key.
This entry was posted in Local
. Bookmark the permalink
More Stories in Local
The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park exists as a way to remember Florida history… But the workers there are doing something extra to “preserve” memories. WUFT’s Marie Edinger reports.
Country Music Television’s new docu-series “Gainesville” is set to air back-to-back episodes on Aug. 20 at 10 p.m. Some residents are worried that the show will not accurately portray Gainesville.
Former midwife, Glenn Cameron, gives a glimpse into her years as a midwife in the 70s and the challenges the practice presented.
The FDOT cut funding for Gainesville’s Active Streets event, which offers free pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly activities twice per year. The organization and its supporters are trying to overturn the decision and look for new ways to fund the event.
Gainesville’s City Commission approved a $585,525 budget for improvements that will make 10 campus buildings at the Empowerment Center livable. Residents and volunteers look forward to the changes, but some are concerned by the nearby chaos at Dignity Village.