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During holiday seasons Australians can find ways to spot fake online stores, stay safe online with new gadgets and protect their personal data online.

Avoiding the crowds at busy shopping malls is just one of the reasons many of us prefer to shop online during the holiday season.

Be warned, cybercriminals don’t take holidays! They rely on you being busy and letting your guard down when purchasing online. Cybercriminals often set up legitimate-looking websites or social media stores to trick you into handing over your money or personal details.

Imagine making an online purchase and never receiving it. The cybercriminal has your money and also your personal details which they can use for further harm.