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Shoppers log on for 'Cyber Monday' deals

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Black Friday shopping broke records this weekend and now Cyber Monday is here.

If you weren't one of the 247 million shoppers at the stores this weekend -- there's still time to get bargains.

Today is the day online retailers have been holding their post-Thanksgiving sales since 2005.

One data tracking firm says it expects sales today to be around a $1.5 billion.

But today is also a day that many crooks will try and take advantage.

Here are some tips to remember:

* Shop with retailers you know and make sure the site is secure with an "HTTPS" in the web address

* Use a credit card instead of a debit card for better protection from fraud

* Always check your statements

It's not just stores offering deals today. Many travel sites have sales on cruises, hotels and trips.

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