Shopping Cyber Monday sales? Tips to protect yourself from online criminals

November 28, 2017

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First appeared on KHON2

Consumers are expected to spend more than $6.5 billion on Cyber Monday.

With all that money exchanging hands, you can be sure criminals will be searching for victims.

One of the first things you can do to ensure you don’t run into any problems is to stick with proven websites, like Amazon, Walmart, and Target.

“We always tell people when you’re shopping online, it is best to know and trust someone that you are shopping with,” said Jason Kama, director of marketing for the Hawaii Better Business Bureau, “so whether you have had good results with it, or are familiar with them through like Amazon, or Walmart, one of the big box stores.”

If you haven’t dove into the online shopping experience, you are in the minority.

“Fifty-nine percent of consumers are planning on shopping online versus going into an actual location,” Kama said.

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