Consumer Group Uses Jokes to Remind Online Buyers About Shopping Scams

Gergana Koleva

On the heels of a $1 billion-Cyber Monday and in the heat of the holiday shopping season, one of the nation's leading consumer groups is reminding shoppers that online scammers are continuously tweaking their strategies to outsmart buyers, and updating its guidelines for Web safety.

The Consumer Federation of America released this humorous buyer beware video to alert consumers to the dangers of money transfers, which the group said is the preferred way for crooks to trick money out of unwary buyers.