Tips to avoid cyber crime while shopping online [Video]

The Better Business Bureau is warning shoppers to be vigilant: if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, holiday shopping is in full swing. And in part because of the COVID-19 pandemic, online shopping is at a high.

But as you fill your online shopping cart, scammers and crooks are coming up with new ways to steal your money.

"Scammers have tools where they learn your buying behaviors and offer you exactly what you’re looking for," a Better Business Bureau spokesperson said.

The BBB said many of the scams rely on fake websites that mimic real stores. 

Crooks trick people into visiting those fake sites by emailing or texting too-good-to-be-true coupons and ads, which can be enticing to many who are financially strained this year.

The BBB stresses: if it looks too good to be true, it probably is. If you …

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