BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — There are going to be plenty of sales and ads vying for your attention before and during Black Friday, but how can you tell when someone’s trying to swindle you?

On Wednesday, Matt Krueger from the Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York joined us with some tips on how you can steer clear of scammers.

“They’re quick, they’re slick, they’re savvy, and if only the could put their talents to good use and do something good with their time instead of rip us off,” Krueger said during the interview with News 4’s Jordan Norkus.

Krueger discussed why people should look out for “unbelievable” deals and told us about other red flags while shopping. Learn more in the video above.

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Evan Anstey is an Associated Press Award, JANY Award and Emmy-nominated digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2015. See more of his work here and follow him on Twitter.

Jordan Norkus is an anchor who has been part of the News 4 team since 2021. See more of her work here.