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Friday, November 23, 2012 - 11:11am
EL PASO — Once all the weekend sales are over, online shoppers will head to the web in droves on Monday, which is known as Cyber Monday. But beware of scammers who want to treat themselves to "your" hard-earned money. Brand protection firm Mark Monitor has some tips to thwart scammers. First, be careful what you search for. Adding words like "cheap" or "discount" to your search more than doubles your chances of landing on a site offering counterfeit items. Also be wary of highly-discounted products.. if the deal seems too good to be true, it likely is, and run a search for the company plus the word scam, and see what pops up.