3D Consumer Alert: Tips for Happy Holiday Shopping


Keep your holiday shopping merry and bright with these tips to help you watch your wallet, shop wisely, and protect your personal information:

  • Make a list and a budget.  Impulse purchases are less tempting when you have a game plan.
  • Do your research.  Read reviews and recommendations from sources you trust about the product and seller. 
  • Keep track of your purchases.  When shopping online, keep copies of order numbers, return policies, and shipping costs.
  • Give gifts, not personal information.  Protect yourself online by shopping only on secure websites. Look for the letters “https” in the web address.

The attached radio alert provides more information regarding how to protect yourself while shopping this holiday season. 

3D Consumer Alert is a series of 60-second educational radio spots written and produced by the Consumer Protection Division of the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office. The purpose is to prevent the victimization of Nebraskans by arming them with the education and tools to Deter, Detect, and Defend (the 3Ds) against the frauds, scams, and pressing consumer issues prevalent across our state.


Please find the 60-second audio (3D Alert) and the accompanying script at https://bit.ly/3phjIJ0