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5 online scams to watch out for this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

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The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season is also an opportune time for cybercriminals, scam artists and conmen to gear up their activities.

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Cyber Monday sting seizes 706 counterfeit sites

Cyber Monday sting seizes 706 counterfeit sites

An international strike force has seized 706 counterfeit-peddling sites in the fourth annual Cyber Monday crackdown, dubbed Project Cyber Monday IV. Meanwhile, authorities are seizing goods such as cheesy sneakers and are targeting $175,000 held in PayPal accounts by the sites.

From Cyber Monday to Christmas shopping, 'tis the season to be careful

From Cyber Monday to Christmas shopping, 'tis the season to be careful

At this time of year, as we search for Cyber Monday bargains and prepare for Christmas, it is rather tempting to enjoy the comfort of shopping from our own homes and not have to battle the seasonal queues. But shopping on the web is not always a perfect experience as many consumers discover to their cost.

Cyber Monday sting seizes 132 counterfeit-selling sites

Take Down: Cyber Monday sting seizes 132 counterfeit-selling sites

Agents in the US and Europe celebrated the Cyber Monday online shopping blitz by seizing 132 domain names and shutting down dozens of sites that were allegedly selling counterfeit or falsely labeled goods to unsuspecting buyers.

Holiday hucksters won't stop at Cyber Monday

Holiday hucksters won't stop at Cyber Monday

While the biggest shopping days of the year in the United States are now over, the scams are likely to continue through the end of the year. Read on for tips on what to look for.

Cyber Monday spam hits email inboxes

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It's Cyber Monday - the first Monday after the American Thanksgiving holiday, and traditionally a time when consumers spend oodles of cash purchasing goods online.

Inevitably, spammers are using Cyber Monday as an opportunity too.