Gardaí have warned people to be vigilant while online shopping as the festive season approaches.

s part of Europol’s eCommerce Action 2021, An Garda Síochána will support a media campaign aimed at promoting safe online shopping and providing fraud prevention advice to online retailers and eCommerce businesses.

In the lead up to Christmas and the Black Friday sales which will take place later this month, the law enforcement agencies are asking customers and online retailers to follow a series of fraud prevention tips.

Shoppers are advised to research the brands they are shopping from by checking that the shop’s website is legitimate and looking into the seller’s reviews and ratings.

Customers should always use the shop’s recommended payment site. If this isn’t possible, gardaí…

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