Now, today is Cyber Monday, and the Better Business Bureau serving Western Washington is warning shoppers to avoid doing business with shady online retailers.
Be wary of web sites that boast suspiciously-low prices, or if they have unclear photos or descriptions of products.
According to Nielson, 20 percent of internet bargain hunters have unknowingly shopped for imitation goods.
T.V. shopping expert Jill Cataldo has another tip...
The BBB also says steer clear of online sellers with a lot of bad reviews, and only give your credit card number to secured sites that have “https” in the web address.
Also, don't give your money to online retailers if they don't have any contact information on their web site.
It's estimated that 30 percent of shoppers will make purchases on cyber Monday.
Shoppers spent upwards of $1.25 billion online last year, and e-retailers are hoping for the same if not more this time around.