Top Tips for Safer Online Shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

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Carly Page Experienced technology journalist

This free online safety guide has tips on navigating Black Friday and Cyber Monday: two of the year’s busiest days for online shopping – and, regrettably, for cybercrime.

Gone are the days of Black Friday only existing in the physical environs of the high street. Now, both this retail landmark and its sister event, Cyber Monday, see deals and discounts displayed across almost every online retailer. The array of reductions makes this an ideal moment to treat a loved one (or yourself!) to those treasured items for considerably less than their usual cost.

The frantic dash for the best bargains online, however, also harbours several risks: chiefly, cybercriminals hoping to exploit people’s excitement and hoodwink them out of their hard-earned cash. Our #WakeUpWednesday has some expert pointers on keeping your both your money and your personal information safe while still making the most of the spectacular sales.