Consumers are expected to do much of their shopping online this year even as the pandemic recedes, and criminals are expected to follow them. So here are some tips for safe digital shopping.

There has seen a surge in online card fraud in recent years, and it accelerated during the pandemic as more people shopped on the internet to avoid brick-and-mortar stores, according to a report. Losses from online card fraud are expected to reach almost $8 billion by the end of this year, up from about $6 billion in 2019, the report said.

At the same time, consumers still expect to do about two-thirds of their holiday spending this year online, even though they feel less anxious about shopping in stores, according to a holiday retail survey published this past week by Deloitte.

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