RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Despite the pandemic, Americans are planning on spending huge amounts of money on mom this year for her special day and much of it will be spent online.

Meanwhile, scammers are looking to grab as much of that money as they can by using online shopping scams.

According to Statistica Software, Americans will spend around $28 billion on Mother’s Day this year, up significantly from last year.

Criminals will use various social media platforms and email to try and grab some of that cash being spent on mom.

When it comes to online shopping, the Federal Trade Commission says $246 million was lost to criminals who used various online shopping scams.

The Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker estimates over one-third of all scams involve online shopping.

In North Carolina, when Consumer…

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