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How to protect yourself while you're shopping for Cyber Monday deals

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How to protect yourself while you're shopping for Cyber Monday deals

How to protect yourself while you're shopping for Cyber Monday deals

There are lots of appetizing deals on gadgets on Cyber Monday, but how can you make sure you protect yourself from a scam?

Reporter Adriana Mendez has some tips.

IT'S THE SECOND ROUND OFHOLIDAY SHOPPING KNOWN ASCYBER MONDAY-- AND IT'S ONE OFTHE BIGGEST SHOPPING DAYS OFTHE YEAR.BUT THE BETTERBUSINESS BUREAU WANTS TOREMIND EVERYONE--EVEN ONLINESHOPPING HAS RISKS.ADRIANAMENDEZ IS LIVE FROM THEDIGITAL MEDIA CENTER.LAST NEARLY 8 BILLION DOLLARSWAS SPENT ON CYBER MONDAYALONE...AND WITH ALL THOSEONLINE PURCHASES, SCAMMERS ARELOOKING FOR ANOPPORTUNITY TOSTEAL THE MONEY YOU WORKEDHARD FOR.THE BBB SAYS TO WATCH OUT FORFALSE ADVERTISING AND TO KEEPA CLOSE EYE ON URLS.

SCAMMERLOVE TO CREATE FAKE LOOK ALIKEWEBSITES THAT SEEM LEGIT...BUTTAKE A CLOSER LOOK...SOME REDFLAGS ARE GRAMATICALANDSPELLING ERRORS ON THE SITE.BEFORE YOU PURCHASE AN ITEM,MAKE SURE THE COMPUTER IS UPTO DATE ON ANTIVIRUS SOFTWAREAND IF YOU CAN, PAY WITH ACREDIT CARD...ONCE A SCAMMERHAS YOUR MONEY FROM A CHECKINGACCOUNT, IT'S HARDER TO GETTHAT CASH BACK.AND FINALLY IF A DEAL JUSTSEEMS LIKE IT IS TOO GOOD TOBE TRUE...WELL THEN CHANCESARE IT PROBABLY IS.

REPORTINGLIVE IN THE DIGITAL MEDIACENTER...ADRIANA MENDEZ TODAYS




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