The Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are now upon us with consumers set to be tempted with bargains this weekend and beyond.
However, with the promise of ‘unmissable’ deals there is also an important message for consumers to consider. Ensuring your online accounts are as secure as possible before making the most of those offers is crucial and will help to defend against cyber criminals.
Last year the National Cyber Security Centre wrote a blog post about the increased risk of cyber criminals taking advantage of online shoppers at this time of year. They have also published guidance about how to shop online securely. This advice will help you avoid scams and help you with next steps if you have been unlucky enough to fall victim to cyber crime.