Cyber Monday Safety

8 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Monday, November 29 2010 Nov 29, 2010 Monday, November 29, 2010 9:23:32 PM CST November 29, 2010 in News
COLUMBIA - Cyber Monday marks the start of online sales following Black Friday. Many online stores offer special deals this week to kick off the holiday shopping season. While some deals may appear as steals, officials warn to be careful with online spending. Shoppers say they choose online shopping because of its larger selection and cheaper prices. One Bank of Missouri official, Brooke Burnham, says online shoppers need to be wary. Burnham says make sure the sites are legitimate before you give your credit card information. She also warns against sharing your credit card number or pin number. Still, online shoppers say that there are more perks online. One shopper says she orders online from in-store computers and gets her products shipped to the store to eliminate shipping costs. The National Retail Federation says one-third of Black Friday shoppers were online buyers. Those online shoppers were present on Cyber Monday as well; the top sites visited by shoppers were Amazon, Walmart, Target, and Best Buy.

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