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More than half of consumers are expected to make online ship-to-home holiday purchases this year, according to Salesforce. But at the same time, scams are on the rise. — Dreamstime/TNS

Plenty of consumers are expected to whip out their wallets for deals this Cyber Monday, getting a jump on their holiday shopping amid supply-chain-induced shortages – though with cyberscammers also in the mix, authorities are cautioning shoppers to look before they leap.

More than half of consumers are expected to make online ship-to-home holiday purchases this year, according to Salesforce. And with global digital sales for the first two weeks of November already up 18% over the same period last year, growth could hit record levels, the company said.

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