Cyber Monday tips and tricks

Cyber Monday tips

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Cyber Monday has become the biggest online holiday shopping day of the year -- according to Adobe Digital Insights, shoppers are expected to spend an estimated $3.36 billion this year.

Cyber Monday has some of the hottest deals you will find all holiday season. But like many good things, it comes with a catch -- in this case its hackers looking to steal your personal information. Maine's Attorney General Janet Mills has a few tips for all online shoppers to keep in mind.

"Anybody and everybody can be a victim of online scams" Mills said. "Be a smart shopper, comparison shop, talk to other people and get online reviews -- don't be a victim of online scams on Cyber Monday or any other Monday".

Mills also suggests using a credit card rather than a debit card to make online purchases.

"Do not give financial information out over the internet" Mills said. "If you're going to use a credit card, make sure the website that you're using, the URL has a padlock, or has the term "https", the "S" stands for security".

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