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Business Agency Offers Tips Ahead For Safe Shopping Season

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- As gift-giving season approaches, shoppers are being reminded that the discounts and sales on offer also provide fertile ground for scams.

The Better Business Bureau serving Central & Eastern Kentucky says yourself, and your credit, requires some vigilance.

The agency provides several suggestions as people look forward to the traditional big holiday shopping days like "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday."

Among the tips offered by the BBB: know the advertiser, read the fine print and ask for gift receipts.

The agency also says online shoppers should be sure their shopping is being done through a website they trust and not a lookalike site. Online purchasing also offers an entry for those working a phishing scam, which is when emails made to look official seek confidential information or load malware onto a target computer.

For more tips on safe shopping, click here for the BBB's complete look at advertising.

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