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CNET News Video: Tips for safe online holiday shopping
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CNET News Video: Tips for safe online holiday shopping

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With record-breaking Cyber Monday sales, it's not surprising that another trend is the seasonal growth of online fraud and theft. CNET's Kara Tsuboi provides ways to keep your credit card information safe as you fill your virtual shopping cart.

Speaker: Like for the rest of the company, many consumers in San Francisco will be turning online to purchase their holiday gifts this season. Speaker: Everything from books to clothes to shoes, toys, everything. Speaker: Christmas gifts, shoes, clothes, electronics, all of the above. Speaker: All kinds of things, books and music. Speaker: But during this time of year, experts say consumers looking for deals are particularly vulnerable to online fraud. Speaker: They might be going to websites they wouldn't normally go to. They will more likely to click on a link that looks really enticing if it's send to them in e-mail. And so that's why it's more important than usual that people takes steps to practice safe (computing?). Speaker: Here are some tips. Speaker: I use (??) numbers to my credit card provides that option. So if scammers try the card number. Speaker: I only buy from trusted sources definitely like Amazon then (??). Speaker: I try and keep my... my passwords refreshed in the different sites that I used. Speaker: In addition, security experts like (CNET?) senior writer, Declan McCullagh say to make sure your devices, computers, phones and tablets, don't fail you. Speaker: That means keeping their operating system up to date, keeping their web browser up to date. Speaker: And finally, when it's time to check out and you're about to enter credit card information, make sure that web address starts with https not just http. That extra s stands for secure. And bottom line, go with your gut. If the deal looks too good to be true, it probably is. In San Francisco, I'm Cara (Suboi?), (CNET.com?) for CBS News.

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