Content From Edelman Available on Internet Users May Be Giving Away More Than They Bargained For This Holiday

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A new survey says between Thanksgiving and New Year's, nearly half (47%) of consumers said they expect their online purchases to increase, with 14 percent saying that their transaction level would double (or more!).  But the same report shows users aren't taking basic steps to protect themselves from the bite of cybercrime.  (Announcer name) has more. Nearly half of all consumers will make holiday purchases over the Internet during the holidays.  That's the word from a new cyber security study sponsored by Norton.  But Marian Merritt, a Norton Internet safety advocate, says though it's the season of giving, a lot of us might be giving away more than we bargained for this holiday.

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