Cyber Monday 1st December 2014

Cyber Monday is a marketing term for the Monday after Thanksgiving in the United States. The term “Cyber Monday” was created by marketing companies to persuade people to shop online.Cyber Monday is for online retailers who offer Cyber Monday deals – with special sales and price drops promised from Amazon, Tesco Direct, Phones 4 U and Argos among others.

During Monday, Visa expects £312,500 to be spent per minute, or £5,208 per second, on its cards online.

Woman on Computer

Here are some tips to ensure you shop safe while online.

  1. Install protection on your computer with Anti Virus or full security suite products.
  2. Secure your network and use this to shop online. Don’t use someone else’s as it may not be secure.
  3. Use a credit card instead of a debit card – credit cards may offer increased protection. Or us PayPal / Gift cards
  4. Look at customer reviews for websites if you’re not sure on using the site.
  5. If a deal sounds too good to be true – it probably is. Consumers are urged to be wary of receiving unsolicited mail asking them to visit sites for cheap deals on hard to get items. These may contain links designed to compromise your computer and steal your credentials


Happy Shopping!