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Privacy Tip #341 – Avoid Back-to-School Online Shopping Scams

It’s back-to-school time and every parent I know of school-aged children is scouring lists provided by schools to purchase items for their kids’ first day.

It is easy and convenient to purchase these items online, but online shopping poses greater risks of fraud than shopping in retail stores.

Because of that, the Federal Trade Commission has issued a Consumer Alert to help avoid fraud and scams with online shopping. This year, as you are buying those school supplies, if you are buying them online, take a look at the FTC’s tips on how to avoid scams and save money.

Copyright © 2022 Robinson & Cole LLP. All rights reserved.National Law Review, Volume XII, Number 231
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Linn F. Freedman, Robinson Cole Law Firm, Cybersecurity and Litigation Law Attorney, Providence
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Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, cybersecurity, and complex litigation. She provides guidance on data privacy and cybersecurity compliance to a full range of public and private clients across all industries, such as construction, education, health care, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, utilities and critical infrastructure, marine, and charitable organizations. Linn is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group and chairs its Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. She is also a member of the Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team (CyFi ...

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