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. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

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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Walmart’s Black Friday Deals for Days is three sales instead of one

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With the holidays a few months away, Walmart unveiled its annual “Top Rated by Kids Toy List.”

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Walmart is revamping its Black Friday sale by offering shoppers three chances to get the “best prices of the season.”

Weeks after “promising an all-new Black Friday experience,” Walmart unveiled Wednesday how it will spread out the savings in November with “Black Friday Deals for Days.” Instead of one sale that has traditionally started on Thanksgiving, there will be three different events online and in stores.

Walmart stores will be closed this Thanksgiving for the first time since the late 1980s and other retailers including Target and Best Buy are following suit amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Shoppers are expected to shop more online this year, and retailers have announced plans for more e-commerce sales to help reduce crowds and spread out demand amid COVID-19.Walmart’s “Big Save” sale that competes

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Sales and dales on wellness and beauty products

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Amazon Prime Day, the retailer’s biggest shopping event of the year, is live right now — and sales and deals for wellness enthusiasts are aplenty. Thousands of beauty staples such as skin care, cosmetics, hair care and hot tools, as well as makeup brushes and beauty gadgets are heavily discounted. Coronavirus essentials such as face masks and air purifiers, in addition to electric toothbrushes and exercise bikes, are also on sale

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New Hampshire Wendy’s raises $34,000 for Home at Last campaign through coupon book sales

AND BUSINESSES DOWN ABOUT 85%. JENNIFER: A BIG DONATION FOR THE NEW HAMPSHIRE FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE PARENT ASSOCIATION. TODAY LOCAL WENDY’S FRANCHISE OWNERS IN COLLABORATION WITH NEW HAMPSHIRE CHRONICLE’S HOME AT LAST SERIES MET WITH THE GROUP TO PRESENT THEM WITH A CHECK FOR $34,000. THE MONEY WAS RAISED FROM THE SALE OF WENDY’S COUPON BOOKS THIS SPRING. THEY HOPE IT’LL HELP KIDS FIND THE PERFECT HOME. >> WE ARE EXCITED AND PASSIONATE ABOUT THE WORK. ADOPTION IS WENDY’S BECAUSE OF CHOICE. WE LOVE THE KIDS AND THAT IS WHY WE DO THIS. WE DO IT SO THEY WILL HAVE A PERMANENT HOME WHERE THEY CAN BE LOVED. JENNIFER: SO WONDERFUL. WENDY’S HAS BEEN A PROUD SPONSOR

New Hampshire Wendy’s raises $34,000 for Home at Last campaign through coupon book sales

Wendy’s has sponsored Home at Last since 2015


On Tuesday, New Hampshire

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Amazon Prime Day, other sales events start holiday shopping season early

Oct. 13 (UPI) — Occurring later this year due to COVID-19, Amazon’s Prime Day began on Tuesday amid direct competition from other retailers that have accelerated the arrival of the holiday shopping season by a few weeks, experts say.

Usually held in July, Prime Day will last through Tuesday and Wednesday. Amazon said it’s spending more than $100 million on promotional activities to aid small businesses and attract new customers during the two-day sale.

Prime Day is available to shoppers in the United States, Britain, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, Singapore, Netherlands, Mexico, Luxembourg, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, China, Canada, Belgium, Austria and Australia.

Competitors including Walmart, Best Buy, eBay, Target and Macy’s have also rolled out big sales to compete with Amazon, transforming this week into an unofficial launch of the holiday shopping season — which typically begins with Black Friday on the day after Thanksgiving.

Amazon’s move to

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Holiday shopping gets early start with October Prime Day, other sales

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NEW YORK (AP) — Halloween is still weeks away, but retailers are hoping you’ll start your holiday shopping now.

The big push is coming from Amazon, which is holding its annual Prime Day sales event Tuesday and Wednesday, kickstarting the holiday shopping season. It’s the first time Prime Day has been held in the fall, after the pandemic forced it to postpone from July.

Walmart, Best Buy and Target are also offering online deals over the same two days, hoping to lure deal seekers.

“Beat the holiday hustle,” Amazon’s site said on Tuesday. “Holiday savings start now,” a message on Target.com said.

There’s good reason for the early start. Retailers are worried that a rush of online orders later could lead to shipping delays in November and December. And stores want to avoid

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Shop top clothing and fashion sales

Amazon Prime Day 2020 is officially here, and the two-day long event, spanning Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, is filled with massive deals and sales. However, the retailer’s largest sales event, which was postponed from July to October, isn’t the sole sales event to look forward to this week. Shopping experts we previously consulted for our in-depth history of Amazon Prime Day told us that the annual sales event has shifted the digital shopping landscape. As a result, some of Amazon’s direct competitors — Walmart and Target, along with Old Navy and Wayfair, among others — have all created respective Prime Day alternative sales to capitalize on the hype and increased shopper interest in Amazon Prime Day deals and discounts. “Quite frankly, it has completely altered the retail calendar,” said CNBC’s Annie Palmer. In our other coverage of Prime Day sales at Amazon — which currently includes the best over

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The best kitchen deals at Target and Walmart’s big Prime Day-style sales

All of you kitchen and cookware deal-hunters (and anyone hoping to get a jump on holiday shopping) may want to listen up. As is well documented, Amazon’s Prime Day
has moved from its usual home in July to Oct. 13 (that’s today!) and 14. Prime Day is already popping off with big savings on some of the best kitchen gear, small kitchen appliances and quality cookware, and we’ll be bringing you all of the best deals in real-time as they roll out. Not to be outdone, Target and Walmart have jumped in on the Prime Day hoopla, launching major online sales of their own. Some of the best kitchen deals, like Keurig coffee machines, Instant Pots and Ninja blenders are already underway.

We’ve already begun sorting through the online sales to bring you the best of the best. Here’s what we know are already on sale so far during

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Tesla cuts Model S price by $3,000 amid sales slide

Tesla has cut the price of the Model S by $3,000 as sales of the flagship sedan continue to decline.

The move follows a $5,000 price drop in May.

The Model S Long Range Plus now starts at $71,990 in the U.S. while the Performance version lists for $91,990.

Unlike legacy automakers, Tesla relies on base price adjustments rather than rebates to incentivize sales. The price of the Model S was also reduced 3% in China.

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Tesla reported 15,200 combined global deliveries for the Model S and Model X SUV in the third quarter, which was down nearly half from the 27,660 recorded in 2018. Overall Tesla deliveries set a quarterly record of 139,300 on the strength of the lower-priced Model 3

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Sneakers, Boots, Coats, Dresses, Tops & More Fashion Sales Rounded Up by Save Bubble

Shoes, clothing & fashion accessory deals for Prime Day 2020, including savings on tops & tees, jackets & coats, sneakers & heels, sunglasses and more

Prime Day fashion deals for 2020 are finally live. Compare the best savings on men’s and women’s clothing, sneakers, boots and more shoes, coats, tops, sunglasses and more fashion accessories. Check out the latest deals using the links below.

Best shoes & sneakers deals:

  • Save up to 44% on Nike, Adidas, New Balance, ASICS & Skechers sneakers – at the Amazon Prime Day sale

  • Save up to 29% on men’s shoes at the Amazon Prime Day sale – check the latest deals on men’s sneakers, slip-ons, walking shoes & cross-training shoes

  • Save up to 38% on women’s shoes, sandals, pumps & flats at the Amazon Prime Day sale – click the link for the latest prices on women’s shoes, from walking shoes to loafers &

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