BBB warns of Mother’s Day scams

The BBB has issued a warning about Mother's Day scams. (WSMV)

There’s a new scam warning out about Mother’s Day.

People are expected to spend over $2 billion on flowers for mom this year, and scammers are out looking to rip you off.

If you order online, make sure it’s a secure site. Look for the “s” on the HTTP, that lets you know whether it’s a secure site or not.

If you get a pop-up with a coupon attached, it’s likely a phishing scam.

“Most consumers spend 80 percent of their time shopping online, so check the company, call the local florist that’s always a great way to know if you’re dealing with someone that’s trusted,” said Robyn Householder, CEO of Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee.

Don’t wait until the last minute to make that purchase.

The longer you wait, the higher the prices get and your order is less likely to arrive on time.

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