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Cyber Monday deals on electronics, toys and more come with some risk from scams

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Cyber Monday deals are expected to net about $11 billion in sales, but shoppers should be on the look out for scams to steal their information.
CHICAGO (WLS) — Consumers are expected to spend about $11 billion on Cyber Monday, and while they hunt for deals they are also vulnerable to scams. Experts said the supply chain delays have helped to slightly reduce projected sales this year; however Cyber Monday is still expected to be the biggest online shopping day of the year. Before you surf, you need to make sure you’re on a legitimate website. Otherwise you can order a gift and never get it, or you could get a knock- off.”The Better Business Bureau is concerned about fake websites that seem to be ever popular this year. And in 2020, it was our riskiest scam,” said Steve Bernas, president and CEO of the Chicago BBB. “Number one riskiest scam, so be careful in the companies you’re dealing with because sometimes they may not be the company that you are trying to deal with. And what I mean by that is sometimes they change one or two characters in the URL, and you get a totally different company.

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