BBB Warns Of Online School Supply Scams

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JAMESTOWN (Erie News Now) – Back-to-school shopping season is expected to be a larger headache for parents this year compared to most.

Demand for school supplies is high, leading to possible shortages with in-person classes and even raising concern over online shopping scams.

The Better Business Bureau is warning families early about online shopping scams. It recommends you do your homework before purchasing any school supplies online.

The BBB recommends checking to see if a website is credible before you place an order.

It is also urging consumers to verify third-party vendors seen in social media ads before making a purchase.

When purchasing items online, the BBB said it is best to use a credit card.


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