Consumers reminded to stay safe during holiday shopping season

This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

(WTNH) — It’s that time of the year again.

Online shopping sales are starting to ramp up, and Connecticut’s Better Business Bureau (BBB) wants to make sure you protect yourself from delivery scams.

One scam to keep your eye out for happens on Amazon. The BBB says a fake merchant will set up an Amazon account offering expensive items at super low prices.

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The customer never gets the package but is told that it delivered. Instead, the package is sent to a business address where an employee signs a delivery confirmation for an empty package.

Th BBB recommends you look for red flags when shopping on Amazon, like new accounts with few reviews.

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