The CanBuy extension was developed to inform consumers if an online store is on Procon's list of stores to "get away". The tool, which is an exclusive add-on for Chrome, checks if a website's URL is on the list of stores not recommended by the institution. That way, before making an insecure purchase, consumers can use the extension to quickly check the reliability of an online trading company.
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The ideal function to escape fraudulent websites created by criminals who use the Black Friday period to create fake offers. Check out how to use the extensive CanBuy to identify sites that defraud consumers.
Black Friday: five tips for buying safely
Step 1. Access the CanBuy extension download page, click "Download". In the Chrome Web Store and select "Use in Chrome";
When preparing to download the CanBuy extension for Chrome Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 2. Press the "Add extension" button to have the tool installed on Chrome;
By downloading and installing the CanBuy extension on Google Chrome Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 3. Access an online store and click on the extension icon in the upper right corner of the browser window;
To check if a site is blacklisted by Procon online stores Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 4. A message will be launched on the screen to inform you if the site is part of Procon's blacklist.
Unreliable website alert presented by the CanBuy extension for Chrome Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Always use the extension before making a purchase in online stores to avoid falling into fraud during Black Friday.