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5 tips to shop safe on cyber Monday

Ian Paul | Nov. 28, 2011
Cyber Monday holiday shoppers beware -- scammers can be lurking with bogus websites and fake emails to separate you from your money or even your identity.

Expectations for a busy Monday are reason enough to take these tips to heart.

Cyber Monday is the National Retail Federation's official kickoff to the online holiday shopping season, when bargain hunters across the U.S. will be looking for one-time deals, deep discounts, and free shipping.

Cyber Monday 2011 is expected to be almost as popular with shoppers as Black Friday, according to a recent survey of more than 2,000 online shoppers by price comparison site About 39 percent of those surveyed said they planned on shopping online Monday, while 40 percent said they planned on deal hunting Nov. 25.

The bottom line: Cyber Monday is a great time to take advantage of deals. Just remember to rely on your own common sense and these tips to stay safe and secure.


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