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How to avoid holiday scams as Black Friday, Cyber Monday approach
SAN ANSELMO, CA - NOVEMBER 27: In this photo illustration, an ad seen on the Best Buy website for a Cyber Monday sale is displayed on laptop computers on November 27, 2017 in San Anselmo, California. Cyber Monday will likely be the biggest shopping day in U.S. e-commerce history with an expected $6.6 billion in sales. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The holiday shopping season has arrived, and along with it, scammers. 

The Better Business Bureau is warning shoppers to be on the lookout, especially during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 

Usually, the most sought-after products are tied to the bigger scams. 

One way to protect yourself while shopping online is to look for "https" in the URL, or website link. If it doesn't have the "s" after the "http," it's less secure. 

"Once you're looking for these products, and everyone else is, too, this is when scammers try to take advantage, and they will try to come up with anything they can when it comes to trying to take your money or take your information. So, be really careful with these types of things," said Bryce Marshall, a digital media specialist with the BBB. 

Staying on well-known and reputable websites and businesses can help protect shoppers against common holiday scams. 

The best way to avoid falling into a scam online is to shop in person. 

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