The pandemic has accelerated online shopping, which can make consumers more susceptible to a rising number of scams, particularly during the holidays.  

According to the Better Business Bureau, a significant number of people are targeted by scammers and lose money in the process. 

Sheryl Harris is the director of Cuyahoga County's Department of Consumer Affairs. Harris shared consumer advice with Spectrum News 1 Ohio, centered on avoiding online holiday shopping scams.