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BBB warns online shoppers of fake deals on popular gaming consoles

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The Better Business Bureau is warning shoppers to use caution while buying gaming consoles online.

The BBB says scammers are promoting phony deals on Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5 and other systems.

Here are tips from the BBB about how to avoid online purchase scams:

  • Research the company you plan to purchase from thoroughly. 
  • Avoid impulse buying. 
  • Don’t believe prices that are too good to be true. 

For more holiday tips, check out BBB.org/holiday-tips. There’s also more information from the BBB on how to shop safe this holiday season.

To file a scam report, visit BBB.org/ScamTracker.