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Business

Eileen AJ Connelly

FYI: 5 tips for staying safe while shopping online

Retailers expect nearly half of all shoppers to make at least one online purchase this holiday season, and more than a third to use the Internet to compare prices or research products.

But those who wouldn’t think of leaving their wallet or purse unattended are often far less careful when searching for bargains on the Web.

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