CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — It’s time to start your back-to-school shopping if you haven’t already.
If you didn’t find what your kid needed in the store over the tax free weekend, you might have better luck online.
The Better Business Bureau wants you to be careful when it comes to shopping online. Not just now when looking for school supplies, but year-round.
It’s a lot easier to get ripped off if you’re not doing it in person.
With so many ads everywhere, it’s easy to click on one, and fall for a “deal,” or a free shipping promise on a fake website.
The BBB says if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Experts also warn, what you see online is not always what you get.
The product could be poor quality, or it may not even exist at all!
To check if the website’s legit, see if it’s missing contact information.
Also make sure the site is secure. The web address should start with https://.