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Avoid these 3 dangerous online shopping scams

Avoid these 3 dangerous online shopping scams

Last year, PwC did a survey of 19,000 consumers and found that while online shopping is popular, it hasn't replaced brick-and-mortar retailers just yet. In a given week, 40 percent of consumers will shop and buy in a retail store versus just 27 percent online. Click here for seven awesome tips and tricks to streamline your online shopping.

While everyone agrees online shopping is convenient, many consumers don't want shipping fees, want to pick up the item immediately or see it in person before buying, or like to support local businesses. However, one of the biggest factors was security.

While plenty of people are worried about a retailer losing their credit card information in a data breach, there have been very few data breaches of major online retailers. A bigger worry is hackers using retail tools to trick you. We're not just talking about fake product reviews that persuade you to buy low-quality products.

Real scammers are out there trying to trick you into giving up your credit card numbers and personal information. They've got some seriously good tricks and don't give up easily. Before you fire up your browser for an online shopping spree, here are three big scams you'll run into. Don't spend another dime online before you read this!

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