ST. CLOUD -- As many braved the malls and stores late Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, many consumers are waiting to take advantage of those online deals.

Cyber Monday has become increasingly popular in recent years.

The Better Business Bureau is offering you some helpful tips if you're shopping online to avoid being a victim of fraud.

When it comes to your computer make sure all recent updates and anti-virus software has been installed.

Beware of any deal that sounds too good to be true, and confirm your purchase is secure by looking for the "lock" symbol in the lower-right corner.

The BBB suggests once you have paid for your items make sure you keep all confirmation emails for future reference and make sure you check your credit card statements often to avoid mistakes.