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Safe shopping on Cyber Monday

Monday November 30th will be the biggest online shopping day of the year, also known as Cyber Monday.

The shopping day is also a prime target for scammers to be at work to steal your personal information while you are surfing the web for the best deals.

Many people may already be getting emails that seem too good to be true relating to Cyber Monday's deals and sales.

It is important to not click on any links you get within an email. In case the email is forged, doing so would allow a potential phisher to get your login information if the links prompts you to sign into a site.

It is safer to go to a new webpage and open up the link that way.

Also, having up-to-date anti-virus software can be helpful to aid in keeping you away from unsafe sites.

A safe site is expressed in a couple different ways. The URL should say "HTTPS" along with a small padlock sign in the address bar when you get to payment steps.

When shopping online, it is better to use a credit card than a debit card as form of payment. Credit cards can have payment stopped on them easier, whereas debit cards are directly connected to your checking account.

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