The holiday shopping season accelerates this week with Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and shoppers should practice vigilance and protect their personal information.

“Whether you choose to physically go to stores or shop online, always remember the holiday season also brings out seasonal scams,” Attorney Patrick Morrisey warned. “Scammers take advantage of increased consumer activity during the holidays, and every transaction is an opportunity for a fraudster to steal your money or identity.”

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