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The Color of Money

Beware: On Monday, cybercriminals will be hard at work

There is one thing cybercriminals count on when seeking ways to steal personal data when you’re shopping online: that people are too trusting.

As we approach Cyber Monday, the online version of Black Friday, institute a healthy dose of skepticism. Be suspicious of all e-mail, including those that appear to be from a person or company you know. And beware of pop-up ads claiming you can get an incredible deal.

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