Attorney General Ashley Moody News Release


November 24, 2021
Contact: Kylie Mason
Phone: (850) 245-0150

Attorney General Moody Provides Safe Shopping Tips Ahead of Black Friday

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody is asking shoppers to take precautions this holiday season. Black Friday is known as a day of extreme shopping deals; however, thieves and scammers may take advantage of the frenzy by preying on unsuspecting consumers. To help keep Floridians safe from thieves, scammers and other threats during the holiday shopping season, Attorney General Moody is releasing a few consumer protection tips.

Attorney General Ashley Moody 
said, “Black Friday kicks off the busiest shopping weekend of the year. Any time large amounts of money are exchanging hands, scammers may try to interrupt transactions or trick consumers to make a dishonest dollar. If you decide to join the millions of shoppers looking for great deals this Friday, please take extra precaution and stay informed about the latest scams.”

Attorney General Moody suggests the following safety tips for consumers on Black Friday:


Attorney General Moody recently released the 2021 Holiday Consumer Protection Guide, containing further tips for safe online shopping and avoiding charity-related scams. The guide also contains a list of recalled items. To access the guide, click 
here.

Attorney General Moody’s 
Scams at a Glance: ‘Tis the Season brochure is also full of tips consumers should consider to protect financial and personal information during the holiday season. To view Scams at a Glance: ‘Tis the Season, click here.