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For Immediate Release:
November 26, 2012
Media Contact:
Alejandra Castro Nuñez
acastro@miamidade.gov
305-375-4942

Today is Cyber Monday so be on guard online


(MIAMI, November 26, 2012) – Millions of Americans will be doing their holiday shopping online today. Cyber Monday is a marketing term for the Monday immediately following Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. The term was created by companies to encourage people to shop online and avoid large crowds at the malls.

This year, it’s expected that many Americans will be taking advantage of Cyber Monday in search for the best online prices. Several online retailers will be offering great online deals which provide consumers with the convenience of avoiding long lines and large crowds.

There is no doubt that the internet provides consumers with a practical alternative to shopping at the malls. However, the price for this convenience may turn out very costly if your information falls into the wrongs hands. It’s imperative that online shoppers take basic steps to protect themselves from becoming victims of fraud and identity theft.

The following tips from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC) will help make your holiday shopping safer and more enjoyable.