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How to avoid online shopping scams

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Many of us connect with stores and merchants through websites, apps and social media every day. But are you taking the right precautions before you buy? While most online retailers are safe and run by real businesses, shopping provides fresh opportunities for scammers to target you—they will try to trick you out of money or personal information. Watch this video to learn how to identify potential online shopping scams and some simple steps you can take to help you shop safely.

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