Transcript for Cyber Monday Alert: Beware of Cyber Scams
So many of us going online today. Should be aware of scam websites. Becky worley is with us to talk about it. If you're going online to find a great discount on a designer handbag, be careful. It's a sophisticated new wave of counterfeiters out there who are selling the -- making them sound like the real deal. They're fakes. They could put a dent in your designer wallet. Designer hand bags can cost thousands of dollars. It makes sense in this day and age you would find the outlets online. I sperked for michael kors. Louis vuitton and prada. I find official-looking sites. The right logo. The artwork is professional. On this outlet page, they explain why the discounts are so good. I buy bags from four of the sites. Plus, I find a supposed coach bag at a discount on amazon. Valerie runs the authentic foundation. She says online sites are more sophisticated. Many of them are faked up with the same artwork, the same logos, the same pictures of the products. That is the secret of counterfeiting. Reporter: This louis vuitton bag, $208. Fake. This $85 michael kors bag, fake. This $228 coach bag takes the cake. One of the reasons I thought it was real, one, I got it on amazon.Com. Two, it was expensive. But becky, that's what's happening. Good counterfeits are becoming more expensive online. Reporter: We contacted the designers. They all say the only way to ensure you're getting the real thing online is to buy drktly from their websites. And amazon says they monitor their merchants and demand authenticity. But with websites that sell luxury bags at a discount, it's confusing. Some tips. Trawl, look at the website carefully. Reporter: Valley says there are almost always grammatical errors on counterfeit sites. See this. And this. And if you with any questions, kindly contact us. What? Click on the contact or support button and if they're wonky, that's a red flag. One of the sites asked for my birth date. Your birth date? My thought was they're going to try to steal my identity. There are online stores that are authentic. You have to be careful. These are all, all fakes. You can tell now that you're holding them. Of course, onlike, they show the real thing. This one says $1300. No way. I'm pretty hur that is plastic. This one cost $100. That one, dl 200. This just goes on and on. They're trying to reel you in. Thank you. Great to have you back. Let's get the real ones now.
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