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Internet big target for scammers
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Leader photo illustration by ELIZABETH DEGRIE Police warn residents to be conscientious on the Internet, where numerous popular scams flourish.

With holiday dinners to plan and the perfect present to find added to the daily grind, many people are pushed to find gifts online.

And then there are those who may be tempted to find ways to pick up a little extra cash while they’re at it. While browsing online, residents run the risk of encountering the many scammers and swindlers who also access the Internet.

Lt. Erica Hanna, an investigator with the Ruston Police Department, said one of the most common online scams encourages potential victims to become secret shoppers online.

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