Don’t be caught out by online scammers when shopping this festive season

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

With Christmas just around the corner the Office of Fair Trading is warning online shoppers to not get caught out when shopping online for Christmas gifts.

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman wants Queenslanders to be aware of online scammers and know their consumer rights when shopping online.

“Since COVID-19, more and more people are doing their shopping online – but there are risks that consumers need to be aware of,” Ms Fentiman said.

“We have heard stories of online shoppers who have fallen victim to dodgy traders and with less than a month to go to finish the Christmas shopping, we don’t want to see anyone miss out this festive season.”

Queenslanders are encouraged to check the business reviews and make sure their website is secure before making any payment or providing any personal information.

Secure websites feature a closed padlock in the address bar or the address starts with ‘https://’ not ‘https://’.

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