Today shops will continue to offer sales ahead of the holidays through ‘Cyber Monday,’ which is a continuation of Black Friday deals but with a special focus on electronics and online purchases.

Shops are hoping that the consumer spending will be boosted by the sales period, which exceptionally saw Greek shops open on Sunday as well.

Cyber Monday started in 2005 and is the Monday following the U.S. holiday of Thanksgiving.

The Consumer’s Ombudsman of Greece and the European Consumer Centers Network alert consumers to exercise caution during the sales period so they do not fall victim to fraud.  Some guidance includes: don’t sign up for online newsletters from unknown companies that ask for personal data in exchange for being alerted ‘first’ about exclusive offers; conduct your own research before purchases to be familiar with market prices, pay attention to product availability and the delivery dates of anything purchased online, and avoid online purchases from shops that channel everything through social media accounts.