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Cyber Monday Expected to Be Largest Online Shopping Day of the Year

Monday is the biggest day of the year for online shopping, which means hackers are also surfing the web for easy targets.

Some of the most popular sites Monday will be Best Buy, Target and Walmart.

But, there are some simple precautions you can take to protect yourself. First, always check the URL and don't rely on links in emails and text messages. Second, choose complex passwords that are virtually impossible to guess. Finally, make sure you are making payments on a secure website.

"Check that URL at the top of your screen so first make sure you look for an HTTPS. Make sure that S is there, that means you're on a secure website,” said Lora Ray Anderson, of the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.

Consumer experts predict people will spend close to $8 billion Monday, which will set a record as the largest online shopping day of the year.

They say 4K televisions and gaming consoles will top the list and with Toys R Us no longer in the picture, toys will also do very well Monday.

If you're planning to shop online while you're at work, you will not be alone. Sixty percent of professionals are expected to click away.

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