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If you think you’re safe just browsing the internet for gift ideas, think again. Online shopping scams are out there, waiting to trip you up.
Scammers are trolling your searches to identify which products shoppers are looking for. “When you click on things, even if you don’t make a purchase, scammers have access to those tools, so they can really get a good gauge of what it is you’re looking for,” says Melissa Lanning Trumpower, the Executive Director of the Better Business Bureau’s Institute for Marketplace Trust