Why You Should Never Click on a Black Friday Email Deal (Forbes)


Black Friday deals are everywhere. Adobe Digital Insights predicts that 2019 will break records once again, with U.S. consumers spending $7.5 billion online on the day—Cyber Monday will be even bigger, nearing $10 billion. Some of the deals just seem too good to be true. One emailed promotion, for example, offers 80% discounts on designer sunglasses. Hard to resist—just click the link. Only it’s a scam. The email, the website, the links, all fake. And it’s one of many. This type of fraud is now so prevalent that experts advise you to avoid clicking on email links altogether.