Here’s how to keep yourself safe while online shopping for Christmas deals [Video]

MONTREAL –It's the most wonderful time of the year… if you're a scammer. With online retail becoming an even more enticing option during the pandemic, cyber security experts are warning Christmas shoppers to protect themselves.

“They're going to take advantage of Canadians in a big way, primarily because they know we're all in front of a computer and we're all looking for a better price on these things,” said security and privacy advisor Claudiu Popa.

Even before the pandemic, brick-and-mortar sales were down and e-commerce numbers have doubled since last spring. With so many people opting to do their shopping online, Popa said shoppers need to ask themselves questions when they find a deal that seems too good to be true.

Those include: How did you hear about the deal? Was it something you went looking for? Did it come to you as part of a promotion?

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