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Experts: scammers prey during online shopping holidays

Experts: scammers prey during online shopping holidays Experts: scammers prey during online shopping holidays

As millions of Americans are expected to shell out for Cyber Monday, experts warn online holiday shopping is also prime time for scammers.

They advise consumers to be extra careful shopping on a mobile browser, because scammers can create fake websites that may look legit.

Also watch out for fake apps that can steal your personal information or even try to extort money by locking your phone.

Avoid clicking on any unsolicited e-mails because that could be phishing.

Finally, make sure to use a website with a valid "https" connection and a lock symbol. Experts say websites with just "http" next to them are more vulnerable to attacks.
 

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