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Online holiday shopping: Scams to watch out for [Video]

State Attorney Andrew Warren tells us three things to look out for as more people than ever shop online for gifts and deals.

TAMPA, Fla. — More people are opting to shop online this year because of COVID-19. With the increase in e-commerce, comes an increase in thieves and hackers trying to scam people out of their hard-earned money.

"We want to make sure people enjoy their holidays as much as they can without getting scammed by a grinch," Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren said.

Warren says this year, there are three types of scams people should watch out for in Tampa Bay.

"Really be on the lookout for fake products, fake websites and fake tickets," Warren said. He says people should be extra cautious because finding and prosecuting the people carrying out these crimes is often really difficult to do.

Fake products happen a lot on platforms like Facebook …

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