The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has warned consumers to be on the lookout for a surge in fake online stores during the upcoming Black Friday sales. This was made known via it X page.
The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) noted that it has received credible intelligence that the customary seasonal sales at deep discount on a specific Friday, otherwise known as “Black Friday,” may witness an increase of fake online stores by 135%. This information is corroborated by publicly available reports such as Netcraft.
The Commission advises consumers to be vigilant and discerning in this period and to demand and insist on their rights, particularly with respect to full and transparent disclosures.
Here are some tips for staying safe online on Black Friday:
Only shop on websites that you know and trust.
Be wary of websites that offer too-good-to-be-true deals.
Make sure that the website you are shopping on has a secure checkout process.
Use a strong password for your online accounts.
Keep your computer’s security software up to date.
If you think you have been the victim of a scam, please contact the FCCPC immediately at www.fccpc.gov.ng