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Attorney General Nessel appears in video about avoiding online shopping scams

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Posted at 8:18 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 20:18:20-05

As part of her office's effort to protect consumers from online shopping scams, Attorney General Dana Nessel has released a video to get the word out about the 20 Days of Scams consumer protection series.

"With the holiday season in full swing, we must remain watchful for scammers and bad actors looking to steal our personal or financial information,” Nessel said. “Considering the ongoing pandemic and growing number of COVID-19 cases, many shoppers will likely avoid the stores by purchasing their gifts and products online. I am urging those people to follow these simple tips to help protect themselves from online predators.”

Nessel also released the following things to keep in mind before making purchases online:

  • Beware of tricks and tactics designed to get you to spend more money than you planned to – including product countdown timers, notices that products are sold out, and more.
  • Keep your devices secure and only shop on secure websites.
  • Do your research, pay extra close attention to details and avoid retailers you can’t verify.
  • Protect your personal information.