Cybercriminals can also create and publish fake online shopping sites that look genuine
or replicate existing branded sites.
A common sign of a fake shopping site is if excessive offers appear in the shop, finding popular
brands and selling them for extremely low prices. These sites usually have URLs similar to the
brands they are trying to imitate, such as "Amaz0n.net". Cybercriminals use these strategies
to induce the purchase of counterfeit products and record bank information at the time of purchase
to use on their own.
Formjacking is another fraud technique. This one happens when a legitimate online selling website
is hacked and shoppers are redirected to a fraudulent payment page, where the cybercriminal steals
their personal and credit card information. To avoid this scam, make sure the URL on the payment
page is the same as the site you were shopping on. Cybercriminals may change the URL slightly,
perhaps adding or omitting a single letter. Check the URL before you enter your payment details.