Cyber Monday likely to be busiest online sales day

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Experts estimate today will be the biggest online shopping day of the year for the third straight time and Cyber Monday deals abound.

The crush of holiday shoppers has subsided for now and it's back to work for Central Florida.

However, costumers are being warned to beware of scams.

"Bad guys are creating fake e-tailer websites, and these fake sites are designed to get you to enter your credit card information and often these fake sites revolve around gift cards," said NPD Group retail analyst Marchall Cohen.

The research firm comScore estimates that Americans will spend $1.5 billion today, up 20 percent from last year.
 
Amazon.com, which started Cyber Monday deals at midnight, is offering as much as 60 percent off a Panasonic VIERA 55-inch TV that's usually over $1,000. Sears is offering $430 off a Maytag washer and dryer, each on sale for $399. And Kmart is taking 75 percent off all diamond earrings.

ComScore says $13.7 billion has been spent online so far for the holiday season. That's 16 percent more than last year.