Cyber Monday Warnings

The holiday shopping frenzy didn't end just because people went back to work Monday.

The shopping just shifted from stores to the Internet. The Monday following Thanksgiving is quickly becoming known as "Cyber Monday."

The reason is that folks are back at work and many others who spent the weekend fighting the crowds are looking for a break.

In Eastern Carolina many companies say their Internet sales go up considerably until just before Christmas.

Many shoppers say they're catching deals at home rather than the store.

Many companies say over half their business becomes Internet based after Thanksgiving.

North Carolina's Attorney General says shoppers need to be vigilant whether they are buying gifts in the store or online.

Roy Cooper is offering tips for those who will do holiday shopping for the online-focused Cyber Monday.

He suggests that shoppers use sites they know and trust, read return policies, ensure that sites accepting payment information are secure and to print out records of online orders.

Cooper also says shoppers should do their own price comparisons instead of taking the word of sites that claim to have the lowest.

And he says consumers should be on the lookout for counterfeit or knockoff products that don't provide full quality.

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