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OPINION  The holiday season is here. Many take this opportunity to be thankful, share with others, support local small businesses or just be festive. But others are looking at the holidays as a way to try to separate hard-working people from their money by pitching “too good to be true” schemes.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is offering holiday-season tips so everyone can enjoy more holiday cheer and, hopefully, no seasonal scams.

Be on the lookout; protect yourself from scams. Most cases of identity theft or scams begin with cybersecurity breaches, which can be prevented by updating software and downloading malware blocks. Research your options to protect yourself. Some scammers utilize the holiday season, including Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday, for their next payday. There…

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