Public Announcement from THE TECH GUY:
THE TECH GUY wants everyone to be safe during the Black Friday shopping events. If at all possible you would be better off shopping online. Please review some of the recommended websites for Black Friday. Ensure that prior to shopping online you install the WOT at https://www.mywot.com in your toolbar so that you can protect yourself shopping online. This tool is pretty good detecting fake shopping sites, there will be plenty of scammers out there as well. Just be careful out there and be vigilant. If you need some assistance with Black Friday shopping tips or advice or have specific questions feel free to contact me on my social pages for immediate assistance. Please check out the videos below regarding Black Friday, stay safe and keep your tech items close. Have a plan if you are still considering shopping on Black Friday. Please check out https://blackfriday.com/ads if you want to check out all the ads before you go shopping and or shopping online. Some Black Friday items are also online only too so there will be continuous deals as well. I recommend that you shop online to only authorized retailers and verify the URLs prior to purchasing anything, we don't our followers and viewers getting their credit information compromised.
"Link scanners are websites and plug-ins that allow you to enter the URL of a suspicious link and check it for safety. There are many free and reliable link scanners available; I suggest you try URLVoid first. URLVoid scans a link using multiple services, such as Google, MyWOT, and Norton SafeWeb, and reports the results to you quickly." according to (Phelps, 2015)
Reference: Phelps, J. (n.d.). How to Tell if a Link Is Safe Without Clicking on It. Retrieved November 25, 2015, from http://www.pcworld.com/article/248963/how_to_tell_if_a_link_is_safe_without_clicking_on_it.html