03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

E-Commerce Tips To Avoid Holiday Shopping Fraud

Even before the turkey is turned into next-day sandwiches, shoppers will be making their holiday lists and getting ready to click their way to purchases. E-commerce holiday sales will grow 19 percent over last year to reach $31 billion, according to research firm eMarketer, even though overall retail growth is expected to reach only the single digits.

But not all Americans will shop online with the same peace of mind they brought (one hopes) to the Thanksgiving table. According to a new survey from Unisys, an information technology consultancy, 40 percent of Americans say they are extremely or very concerned with the security of online transactions, and even more--65 percent--say they were extremely or very concerned about people stealing their credit or debit card information.

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