Tips for safe, online shopping.
Black Friday was the mega-mall rush. Small Business Saturday put shopping on Main Street in focus. Today will be the online crush known as Cyber Monday. Some 129.2 million Americans will shop online this year, up from 122.8 million who did so last year, according to a BIGinsight survey for Shop.org. They're expected to spend $1.5 billion online today, according to Comscore.com. That's on top of the $1.04 billion they spent online out of the total $59.1 billion they spent during the Black Friday weekend. With those kind of numbers, cyber thieves will be out in full force to try and part you from your money. Here are some tips from IDentity Theft 911 to ensure that you don't fall prey to an online scam: