NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - With Cyber Monday here, millions of Americans are getting ready to shop online for the holidays.

Before you click yes on the gift you want, be wary of people trying to get more of your money.

According to NBC News, "Grinch Bots" shop faster than you can type, oftentimes reselling amazing gifts that you want at a higher price.

There are some things you can do to protect yourself:

  • Avoid buying things on a third-party site to avoid getting scammed.
  • Make sure you use a secure URL, that has "https" instead of just "http."
  • Take a close look at your URL to make sure the green lock icon appears at the top. That will let you know if the site is secure. 
  • Check your credit card statement often for fraudulent activity. Look closely for any unexpected charges.

If would like to report an item lost or stolen, here’s a list of numbers from different companies and information to help: 


Phone Number: 1-888-280-4331

Fed Ex

Phone Number 1.800.463.3339

How to prevent packages from disappearing?


Phone Number: 1-866-540-3229


Phone Number: 1 (800) 742-5877

US Postal Inspection Service


Mail and Package Theft:

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