Day: November 26, 2021

Holiday Shopping Scams: Do Not Fall for These 4 Info, Money-Stealing Attacks

As cyber sales move closer, holiday shopping scams also increase. For this reason, consumers must be mindful of several holiday scams–including the free gift cards we often see online. 

2021 Holiday Shopping

For background information, Adobe has unveiled its online shopping forecast for the 2021 Holiday season. They evaluate direct consumer transactions online to give a complete perspective of e-commerce in the United States and throughout the world through their Adobe Digital Economy Index.

Adobe predicts that online holiday sales in the United States will reach $207 billion from November 1 to December 31, setting a new high record. The said new record is a 10 percent increase from 2020, which is a big leap following a year in which the pandemic rendered e-commerce a necessary service.

Cyber Week, which runs from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, is estimated to generate $36 billion in online sales, accounting for 17 percent of

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AARP warns of online shopping scams

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – During the pandemic, online shopping has been more popular than ever.

But as the number of internet shoppers swells, so are the number of internet shopping scams.

“Over the last couple of years, I’ve been buying tons of things online, so has everybody else, and we just have to be extra vigilant because scammers know this and they’re taking advantage of the situation.”

Mark Fetterhoff with AARP sat down with 11 Call For Action investigator Katie Pelton with his advice for customers. Below is a Q and A:

Pelton: “Consumers have turned to the internet to do a lot of their shopping, including buying holiday gifts right now. Unfortunately, online shopping scams have really skyrocketed since the start of the pandemic. Can you talk about the problem?”

Fetterhoff: “A couple of places where we’ve seen scammers really take advantage of online is, first of all,

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Best beauty buys under $70 from Ulta and more

Shopping for a beauty lover can be a challenge, but we’ve got a gift guide that’ll make your holiday choice easier.

From Ulta to Sephora and Sally Beauty, we’ve narrowed down the best beauty buys under $70. Here are 18 gift ideas and seven Black Friday/Cyber Week sales you’ll want to consider if you still need to shop for a beauty novice or seasoned pro.


Best beauty buys you can find at Ulta Beauty

L’Occitane Best of Provence Discovery Collection

L'Occitane Best of Provence Discovery Collection

L’Occitane Best of Provence Discovery Collection
(Photo courtesy Ulta Beauty)

Price: $42

This nine-piece skin and body care kit includes a mix of L’Occitane’s bestsellers like the brand’s Almond Shower Oil, Shea Butter Hand Cream and Immortelle Divine Cream.

Skyn Iceland Face-Lift-In-A-Bag 

Skyn Iceland Face-Lift-In-A-Bag

Skyn Iceland Face-Lift-In-A-Bag
(Photo courtesy Ulta Beauty)

Price: $22

Want to get

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Friday November 26, 2021