With deals on offer for everything from electronic gadgets to designer clothing, it can be difficult to spot the difference between a genuine bargain and goods which could be counterfeit, or may not even exist. Follow our tips to avoid being caught out by scammers this Black Friday.
Only use online retailers that you know of and trust. For major brands always go to the official website to find a list of authorised sellers.
Check delivery, warranty and returns policies – be especially careful when purchasing expensive items.
Do not respond to or open links in e-mails from unknown sources, no matter how good the offer may sound.