(CBS) — A word of caution as the shopping season begins: There are people who want your money, and they’re not all retailers.

The FBI’s Chicago office are warning consumers as Black Friday and Cyber Monday draw near.

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“Criminals are seizing this opportunity to try to steal your information, which also includes your cash,” Special Agent Garrett Croon tells WBBM’s Steve Miller.

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One scam that’s on the increase: phishing. If you get an email that tries to tempt you into clicking on a link, that link could expose your computer to a malware takeover, Croon says.

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If you do think you’re a victim of a scam, let the FBI know at ic3.gov.