Shopping for the holidays has never been easier. Just grab your phone and with a few clicks and swipes, you can find the perfect presents for your loved ones.
Consumer Reports Investigative Reporter Brian Vines says that sometimes there’s a trade-off for that convenience.
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As you surf through tons of different sites buying those perfect gifts this holiday shopping season, your money may not be the only thing companies are getting.
“If you have an account with an e-tailer, or if you use apps and sites that require logging in, some companies might keep files on you and even sell your information to data brokers, which are businesses that collect your personal data and sell it to other parties,” Vines said.
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In your Consumer Reports, CBS 6’s Lara Bryn warns some merchants are also getting ahold of your personal data and selling it. Watch below:
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