RESCUECOM provides advice for avoiding scams on Cyber Monday

How to stay safe on Cyber Monday

Safety First on Cyber Monday

By cnycentral.com on Monday, November 30th 2015

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Cyber Monday deals will be enticing you all over the internet this Monday and it's important to keep your guard up so you don't become victim of a scam.

"If you look at buying on Craigslist I absolutely recommend against that because you really don't know what you're going to get," said David Milman, CEO of RescueCom which is a computer repair store in Syracuse. "The smartest thing you can do is connect with somebody reputable that can give you advice and direction on what the best thing to do is."

Websites like Amazon and EBay are usually safe places to go according to Milman.

Doing your research is important. According to the FBI more than 14,000 New Yorkers reported being scammed on the internet in 2014.

Holidays bring out the scammers in droves, according to the state, and they are looking to get your personal information. New York State saw more than 3,000 identity theft complaints reported the 2014 holiday shopping season.

The state consumer protection unit suggests not using public WiFi to complete any online purchases as that is one way someone could access your personal information.

Google Reviews

Christina Obitts
Christina Obitts
a week ago
As always, top notch service, super thorough, knowledgeable. Thanks David and the fine folks at Res
...As always, top notch service, super thorough, knowledgeable. Thanks David and the fine folks at Rescuecom :) less
dhana welborn
dhana welborn
3 weeks ago
great service
...great service less
Kathleen Hennan
Kathleen Hennan
a month ago
excellent in what he is doing
...excellent in what he is doing less
Melanie Ulliman
Melanie Ulliman
2 months ago
I have been a member/subscriber for many years. I have had all positive results every time. The tech
...I have been a member/subscriber for many years. I have had all positive results every time. The technicians are pleasant to interact with on every call. It has given me peace of mind to know my computer and I are protected. I don't know the capabilities of the computer, I am taught by fantastic reliable representatives. less
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