Advice on how to stay safe while shopping online this holiday season

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Cyber Monday is just around the corner. With online holiday retail sales projected to increase as much as 15 percent over last year, the Virginia Information Technologies Agency is encouraging you to take some simple steps to stay safe while shopping for your family and friends.

“The holiday season is a prime time for hackers, scammers and online thieves who are out there looking to take advantage,” said Virginia’s Chief Information Security Officer Michael Watson. “The primary threats range from bad actors trying to trick people with fake products, claims of unauthorized credit card activity and even fake shipping details for products. They’ll also try to take advantage of

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