Police: Be wary of Cyber Monday scams
Cyber Monday is considered one of the biggest online shopping days of the year, and it can be tricky to avoid online scams.
The Pittsfield Police Department has some tips to avoid losing money, which can benefit everyone.
First, always get a tracking number for your online purchases. That way you can track shipping and the delivery process.
Second, be wary of sellers who post an ad saying they live in the United States, then say they are out of the country on business.
Avoid sellers who post under one name, then ask for money under another.
You may want to cancel your purchase if a seller asks for money transfers. Those can be nearly impossible to recover.