Ordering takeout is easier these days than ever before — but, of course, with the convenience comes the potential for scams.
Experts are warning that there are scam artists targeting customers when ordering takeout online. Their goal is to make you think you’re ordering food on a safe website, when you’re actually giving up your credit card number and personal information.
According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), scammers are using fake websites for restaurants and delivery companies in an effort to steal your information. Before you click the link to order at your favorite restaurant, be on the look out for warning signs.
Some red flags for a fake website would include if the restaurant’s logo looks different, or if the URL has the same name of the restaurant but with a period and/or a few other letters added, says to Laura Blankenship, director of marketing with the BBB.