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Tips To Avoid Scams While Shopping Online

A package from Amazon Prime is loaded for delivery on a UPS truck in New York, May 2017.
Mark Lennihan AP
A package from Amazon Prime is loaded for delivery on a UPS truck in New York, May 2017.
Shopping online is easier than ever and with the pandemic, more Americans are shopping at home. That’s also creating a perfect haven on online scammers. Plus, on this season of giving thanks, our film critics have some movies to be thankful for.

Black Friday is the day we traditionally turn our attention toward to the Christmas gifts we’re going to buy for our loved ones.

Many people will be shopping online this year because of the threat of coronavirus, but with that comes an increased chance of falling victim to online viruses and scammers.

Michelle Singletary writes about personal finances for The Washington Post and joins Midday Edition on Friday with tips on protecting our financial wellbeing when shopping online.