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Published December 02, 2010, 11:17 AM

Reminder: Be on the lookout for red flags of a scam when shopping online

(WDAY TV) - The giving holiday season is when many criminals want to take your money when shopping online.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

A few things you should know:

Authorities say you should look for red flags of a scam when buying things on Craigslist, Ebay and other online sites like if the seller will not meet with you, vague descriptions of the item you're buying, or information about the seller or item is wrong.

“They're asking for these money orders, but for whatever reason the person speaking with them through e-mail or voice conversations are able to overcome that, or those suspicions these people have.”

The FBI handles millions of internet scams during the Holiday season each year.