FORT MYERS, Fla--It's a holiday tradition: standing in line to get deals on your holiday gift list. But if getting up early isn't your thing, you may consider shopping from your home by using the Internet! The FBI has some tips to help you avoid getting scammed.
We found people who've had great luck internet shopping.
"I've been very fortunate," said Bunny Anika, "Everything has been very nice and perfect."
"So far I have been luckily," said Zach Mayner.
We've also found those who've ended up not getting what they've paid for.
"I've actually had that happen a couple times," said Daniel Barker.
The FBI published a list of tips to keep you from getting ripped off online.
Make sure the company has a physical address other than just a P.O. Box.
Check with the Better Business Bureau or check out other websites with reviews of the company you're thinking of purchasing from.
The safest way to purchase is using a credit card not your debit card!
Finally, print out records of all online transactions.'
You can find other tips from the FBI by clicking here.
"Usually what I try to do is go for something that has a lot of good reviews and make sure it has like thousands of reviews. If there are very few reviews for someone who is selling something I don't even bother with it," said Barker telling us what he learned from getting ripped off online.
The FBI also says if it is too good to be true, it probably is.
You can report internet fraud to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center by clicking here.