Cybersecurity expert offers tips for Black Friday, Cyber Monday shopping

NASHUA, N.H. —

Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are almost here – and along with them, so is an increased risk of identity theft.

A good rule of thumb, according to one cybersecurity expert: If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

“We’re going to get flooded this week and next week with emails,” said Gary Miliefsky, chief executive officer of Nashua-based Snoopwall.

Miliefsky is warning consumers to be on the lookout for scams while shopping online this holiday season.

This month, Apple cleaned out hundreds of fake shopping applications from the App Store, but such apps still out there. Experts suggest downloading apps straight from the store’s website to be sure it’s the real deal.

“Notice it says ‘download the app’ or ‘get it on Google Play’ – this is the safest way to get the app,” Miliefsky said.

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