Shoppers advised to be wary of scams ahead of Black Friday

Digital Business Ireland has warned that the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales is “fertile ground” for cyber criminals

Consumers are being warned to be particularly wary of online scammers. Picture: file

Digital Business Ireland, a group that represents e-commerce businesses, is advising customers to be mindful of their personal and financial data during the upcoming sales events, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

The advice follows Bank of Ireland issuing a similar warning last week.

With Irish households spending around €5 billion in the run up to Christmas, Digital Business Ireland said that this time of year presents “fertile ground” for scammers and it urged shoppers ...