Black Friday scams to watch out for

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If you’re planning on shopping this Black Friday, be on the lookout for some common scams so you don’t get duped.

Watch out for fake delivery confirmations for online purchases. Scammers have been sending out fake emails filled with viruses. If something doesn’t look exactly right, don’t download any attachments.

Also, watch out for phishing scams in your email inbox. Scammers have now created entire phony online stores complete with deals that sound too good to be true.

If you buy a gift card from someplace other than the store the gift card is for, it could be counterfeit.

And, be sure to read the fine print because those Black Friday deals may not be such a great deal after all.

Check out more of WGN’s Black Friday coverage here.


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