The holidays can be the perfect time for scam artists to design a pretty website to make a quick buck. But what are the signs of a fake online business, and how can you protect your purchase?
What gives away a fake website? Little things such as oddly sized pictures, pixelated or distorted images, and spelling errors. Something viewers should also pay attention to is links on the website. Several of these links went nowhere.
This can be true sometimes for social media. For example, if you were to click on the Facebook icon on one of these websites, it would likely go to facebook.com rather than a company page.
A lot of the times these websites also use text on other scam sites. So if you were to take a chunk of text and copy it into a google search, several other "fake" websites would show up.