How consumers can avoid fraud amid big sales week for Amazon, Walmart

  • With e-commerce surging during the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Day and the 2020 holiday season may be the perfect hunting ground for online fraudsters.
  • Business Insider spoke with Amazon’s former Director of Corporate Development Aaron Barfoot, who now serves as the chief financial officer of online security firm Forter. 
  • “Good online hygiene means paying attention and being alert,” Barfoot said. 
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It’s a potential nightmare for anyone who’s ever shopped online: checking your bank account or credit card statement to find that a cybercriminal has stolen your identity and run up a huge bill.

During Amazon’s two-day Prime Day sales event and the upcoming 2020 holiday season, that’s a scenario that could become reality for more shoppers than ever before. Former Amazon Director of Corporate Development Aaron Barfoot — who now serves as chief financial officer for online fraud prevention firm Forter — said that

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Couple marries at drive-in wedding to avoid 15-person coronavirus limit

Despite coronavirus regulations in the U.K., this couple was able to have 250 guests at their wedding — but they were all in cars.

Roma Popat, 30, and her now-husband Vinal Patel, 30, were married last Friday in a drive-in wedding ceremony on a 500-acre estate in Essex, England.

The couple had initially planned to get married in April, but when the pandemic hit, they decided to postpone to October, reported.

“At the time, we did not understand the severity of the situation and were still holding out hope that we could have a re-arranged wedding for 700 guests, as originally planned,” Popat said, according to the British website.


However, when they got closer to the new date and U.K. coronavirus regulations continued to ban large gatherings, the couple decided to go in a different

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Hand luggage: Item of clothing to avoid if you want to beat airline weight restrictions | Travel News | Travel

Hand luggage is a great way to save space and money when it comes to flying. Some airlines even allow you to have a small case onboard when you fly which means you can save more space in your checked baggage. However, airlines often have a strict carry-on baggage policy which means passengers can only bring a certain weight limit onto the plane.

Some travellers have often found themselves emptying their hand luggage at the airport to try and hit the airline’s stringent weight restrictions rules.

The weight of hold luggage on certain airlines can often be extremely low which means travellers need to be smart when they pack to get the most out of their allotted space.

Recently, people took to the forum site Reddit to share their hand luggage tips.

Frequent travellers revealed their tips for getting around weight restrictions which included not packing certain clothing items.


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Why you should start now to avoid delivery delays

TAMPA, Fla. — Retail experts say it is smart to start your holiday shopping as early as October because of an expected surge in online ordering due to social distancing trends.

Shopping and trends experts like Sara Skirboll with RetailMeNot said with families being home more often, you can expect families to be purchasing more toys and electronics, as well as office and virtual classroom supplies. This is opposed to trends in previous years where families leaned on more experience-based gifts.

Additionally, with the pandemic causing so many families to stay home more often versus shop in brick-and-mortar stores, Skirboll said more families are planning to shop online this holiday season, which could cause a slow-down in getting your gifts out.

She said it’s critical to start getting your holiday shopping lists in place as early as this week to help avoid possible shipping delays.

“Start early,” Skirboll said. “Start

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Let POTUS Lie During Debate, Avoid ‘Trump-Style Crazy Show’

Democrats who have made a recreational pastime out of fact-checking President Donald Trump are urging their own nominee to take a night off.

Ahead of Tuesday night’s first general election debate, Democratic party officials, campaign veterans, and allies of former Vice President Joe Biden are cautioning against performing the arduous task of debunking Trump’s possible outbursts on the fly. Those who have watched his misleading briefings and meandering mega-rallies certainly expect the president to pass out lies like party favors on stage, but they believe that whiling away time trying to correct the record is just not worth it.

“If you spent your time calling out every Donald Trump lie that would be the entire debate,” said David Pepper, the chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party, suggesting that Biden needs to avoid getting “trapped in a Donald Trump-style crazy show” live in Cleveland.

It’s an approach that has served the

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Mistakes That Fashion Designers Must Avoid

Fashion designing is a challenging career on its own and if you start to make mistakes, then you are only going to make your situation worse. All mistakes are not bad, as learning from them is important and makes the best fashion designers. However, there are a few common mistakes that a lot of designers make, which eventually land them in hot water.

Honesty, not only to others, but to yourself is very important in the fashion industry. There will be times you will make mistakes, but how and what you learn from them is going to be crucial to your success. There are a few things that you should avoid in order to be one of the best designers. What are they? Let’s take a look:

Thinking you know everything

One of the common mistakes fashion designers make is believing that they are aware of everything there is to … Read More

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