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How to avoid being scammed on Cyber Monday

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The deals just keep on coming, today, is Cyber Monday and this year records are expected to be broken. According to USA Today, Americans are expected to spend more than six and a half billion dollars online. But, because of the large amounts of money being transferred online it opens the door for scams.

According to the website Lifewire, this is what you should be on the lookout for.

  1. Search for deals on the stores actual website- do not use a search engine. If you are on a random search engine and the price appears too good to be true, check stores like Walmart or Target and see if the price compares.
  2. Beware of email and pop up coupons-if you receive a pop up, do not click on it. Scammers create fake email coupons that appear to be from actual retailers, but they are actually designed to steal your credit card information.
  3. Be on the lookout for social media shopping scams- according to lifewire, scammers may use compromised Facebook accounts to post links to deals that are too good to be true. If you suddenly see one of your friends posting that they just got a free 100 dollar gift card, it’s a good chance that their account has been hacked.  
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