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BBB warns about 'Cyber Monday' scams

By AP/St. Louis Public Radio

Chicago – The Better Business Bureau is warning online shoppers to be vigilant on this Cyber Monday, the online counterpart to Black Friday.

The BBB recommends keeping documentation of online orders and watching credit card statements for suspicious charges.

A computer used for shopping should have the most recent updates installed for spam filters, antivirus software and anti-spyware.

Federal law requires that orders made by mail, phone or online be shipped within 30 days.

If the goods aren't shipped on time, the shopper may cancel and demand a refund.