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Tips to not lose your money when shopping on TikTok this holiday season [Video]

TikTok is a popular social media app for watching funny videos, learning new recipes and buying new products, and it’s also a place scammers are lurking to get your money.

The social media app is offering in-app shopping and is now expanding to live shopping which allows creators and brands to see products directly through videos. While TikTok does have many deals provided, you need to watch out for scams.

To protect your money the Better Business Bureau suggests you avoid impulse buys, always research the seller, read the customer reviews, pay with a credit card for the most protection. When it comes to returns, TikTok terms of service state that buyers have six days from when a product is marked as “delivered” to make a return or refund request.

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Challenges for Women Opening and Running Businesses in Cambodia & Vietnam [Video]

Women entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia face many challenges in their daily business activities. The recent World Bank report "Enterprising Women" identifies gender gaps in entrepreneurship and factors associated with them. To better understand barriers to women’s micro, small, and medium enterprises, the East Asia and Pacific Gender Innovation Lab conducted qualitative research in Cambodia and Vietnam. This documentary shares stories of women business owners and highlights their challenges in accessing bank loans, complying with business formalities, and overcoming gender norms and stereotypes. Learn more: http://wrld.bg/oWvt50LPmAi00:00 Introduction00:31 Starting a Business02:30 Accessing Bank Loans04:20 Formalities: Business registration and taxes06:04 Stereotypes and social norms08:35 Female entrepreneurs are resilient and passionateABOUT THE WORLD BANK GROUP 🌐 The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for low-income countries. Its five institutions share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development. http://www.worldbank.org