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Virginia Bankers Offer Six Ways to Avoid Holiday Shopping Scams

As we near Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, shoppers should  exercise caution while making purchases this holiday season.

“While millions of credit and debit card transactions are conducted safely every day, it’s important that consumers are aware of the potential for holiday scams,” said Bruce Whitehurst, president and CEO of the Virginia Bankers Association.

Virginia bankers offer the following tips to help consumers keep their information safe whether shopping in the store or online:

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