Black Friday and Cyber Monday are major shopping events that attract millions of consumers, but also put shoppers at risk from cybercriminals. Potential threats include phishing and malware, and fake shopping websites. Staying safe involves understanding the threats, recognizing scams, and practicing safe online shopping. This includes validating genuine retailers, ensuring secure payment methods, creating strong passwords, avoiding suspicious links, and reporting any fraudulent activity immediately. Resources for help and support include the Federal Trade Commission and the National Cybersecurity Alliance.
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