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Cyber Monday: How To Avoid Scams & Computer Jams

Monday, November 30, 2009 at 9:00 am
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The first Monday after Thanksgiving, it's estimated that about 85 million Americans will seek online deals from the comfort of their cubicles or couches.
So-called "Cyber Monday" is one of biggest internet sale days of the year. Which means it's also one of the most active days for cyber scammers.
Some scams are easy to identify, like the long lost buddy who needs you to wire money immediately. But others are easy to overlook in the rush to get a good deal.
Monday monring on the Sound of Ideas, Plain Dealer Consumer Affairs Columnist Sheryl Harris and guests share tips for protecting your computer and your pocketbook.


Sara Peters, Senior Editor, Computer Security Institute
Supervisory Special Agent Darren Mott, Cyber Crimes Squad, Cleveland Division of the FBI