Be careful online when shopping on Black Friday in Colombia
One of the most famous traditions In the United States, Black Friday is celebrated on the day after Thanksgiving. On this special day, different companies offer their products and services at discounted prices, a strategy that helps to increase sales to a great extent and also becomes the possibility for people to buy good products at lower prices and, by the way, thinking about what they are going to give for Christmas.
This strategy has also been adopted in Colombia with very good results. Since 2014, when it was implemented, sales have increased and this has led more and more companies to decide to join by offering their products and services at discounts. Buyers also used to celebrate this date and wait for the Colombian “Black Friday” to arrive in advance before making their December purchases and saving a few pesos.
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Colombia’s “Black Friday” sales usually take place on Niternet, and although a lot of progress has been made in terms of “online” security, cybercriminals are becoming more specialized and you may get caught. The first thing to keep in mind is the common adage “they don’t give that much out of this good,” so even if it’s the day of the sale, be wary if it looks too good or too easy.
For technical issues make sure it’s the official page you’re visiting and it’s not a well-made copy, go through the page and check there are no sections or links that fail, in the browser bar look at that it’s a form of lock, that means it’s a page with data protection, If the offers come to your email or cell phone, avoid clicking on the links and in case you are interested, find the page yourself and write the url in the pub.
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Mind the nitty-gritty, it is usual for offers to have conditions and restrictions, buy only if you are sure your money is protected and this is the product or service you want, in many cases there are no returns. If you see something strange, report it to the appropriate authorities, the police have a cybercrime sub-department and they can take appropriate action if necessary.
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