The 2020 holiday shopping season may have been a bit bonkers for most of us, pandemic notwithstanding. There was a major uptick in ecommerce anyway — 8.3% higher than 2019 — so anyone who did ecommerce, subscriptions, or sold specialty items probably saw an increase.
Ecommerce experts are expecting a rise in consumer fraud, even as — or perhaps because — global ecommerce will increase by 27% this year. Ecommerce has already grown by 21% in September 2020 compared to September 2019. Additionally, as a Forbes article by PayPal reported, Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM) shoppers spent $16.8 billion online last year.