Reader's Digest Asia Pacific

ONLINE SHOPPING How to Stay Safe from Scams

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With Christmas shopping looming, now is the time to wise up to the tricks of online scammers BY HELEN SIGNY

IN HINDSIGHT, there were some red flags. But the offers on the barbecue website bbqarena.com.au were too good to pass up – several hundred dollars off a Weber barbecue. Enticed by the large (but not too large) discounts

on a range of reputable brands and the site’s apparent legitimacy, numerous buyers clicked through to the purchase button. They were then prompted to pay by bank transfer. Three weeks later, still no delivery.

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