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Better Business Bureau warns against fraudulent online retailers

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The long lines for the newest iPhone showed that consumers are still willing to wait for the latest and greatest electronic device. However, many prefer to skip the line and jump online to find good discounts on electronics and other items.

But first, the Better Business Bureau is warning online shoppers to beware of questionable advertisements and phony websites.

David Smitherman, president of the Better Business Bureau of Central Alabama, stopped by the studio to share some tips on what to keep an eye out for.

Smitherman said that you should think twice about ordering if ads are much lower than the normal retail price, spelling and grammar on the site are not up to par, payments are only accepted via wire transfer, if there are fraudulent security seals or if there's just a lack of information available.

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