Oklahoma FBI Agents Offer Shopping Tips Before Cyber Monday

Sunday, November 28th 2021, 1:38 pm


Tomorrow is a huge shopping day -- Cyber Monday.

That means you could be a target for cybercrimes.

Cyber experts said hackers are finding new ways to not only steal your identity but also steal from your wallets.

"Think before you click. That's the simple tip for tomorrow," said Sam Munakl.

Sam Munakl with Cytek, a cybersecurity firm in Tulsa, said will be a busy day for shoppers and hackers who are looking to steal information.

He says there are five things you should keep in mind to protect yourself from cybercrimes tomorrow.

Number one is evaluating your risk level.

"Any deals that you feel like it's too good to be true, it's true. It's too good to be true -- it's probably fake," said Munakl.

Keep your software up to date

"Make sure that you have an antivirus, and your system is up to date. That's always a good rule to have. Because when you click on links you never know what's going to get on your computer," said Munakl.

Be Cautious With Social Media

Look for the locked browser in the left-hand corner because that means...

"This website is trusted and secure it means that they have an SSL certificate," said Munakl.

Think Twice Before You Click

"Hackers right now can spin any kind of website, make it look identical to the original website and steal all your credit card information," said Sam Munakl.

Passwords, passwords, passwords

Use a different password for every account, do not use any passwords from, you know, your email or any important accounts said Munakl.

The Oklahoma FBI says if you have been scammed call your credit card company or your bank and dispute any suspicious charges.

Also, be sure to report the scam to IC3 immediately.

Click Here for more information on Cytek.


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