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Beware of online scams on Cyber Monday


Monday, many folks turned to the internet for holiday shopping. That's because it's Cyber Monday.

After record breaking sales on Friday, retailers look to be on the same track today.

The Associated Press reports that by mid-afternoon Monday, online sales were up 20 percent over last year.

But when it comes to online shopping, there's also bigger chances for folks to be scammed.

If it happens to you, local police have some advice.

"Report it to police and make a fraud report to the credit card company or the bank that you used the card from and also put a fraud alert on your credit report and we have brochures on our website at as well as additional information as well as additional information while shopping online," said Jeremy McClure, Sioux City Police Department.

Officer Jeremy McClure says there are some things to keep in mind to prevent from getting scammed: don't give out your personal information, go directly to the company's website, don't link to it from others, and if it looks too good to be true... it probably is.

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