Missouri attorney general urges caution in online shopping

Friday, December 17, 2010 | 10:18 a.m. CST

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is urging caution for last-moment Christmas shoppers looking for good deals on the Internet.

Koster has launched a website with tips for checking if an Internet-based business is offering products that are too good to be true. Visitors to the site can also check if a business is failing to use a secure system for charging credit card numbers.

He says shoppers should be wary of falling victim to identity theft or of purchasing counterfeit products.


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