3 Holiday Online-Shopping Scams to Watch Out For

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The holiday deals are already rolling out with early Black Friday specials on Amazon, holiday circulars leaking online and big-name retailers offering incentives to buy directly from their sites to get a jump on your gift list. But along with the amazing Internet deals come the scammers with new and inventive ways to trick you into handing over your credit-card number and personal information.

Here are three of the biggest scams to watch out for this holiday shopping season.

1. Incredible discounts from unknown sites

Not every site offering a great deal is up to no good, but the more amazing the offer, the more wary you should be. Entering your credit-card info won’t get you that great gift on a bogus site, but it will get the scammers your credit-card info and address, which will allow them to start racking up charges.

These sites can also lure you in…

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