Shop smart this holiday season

Editor’s Note: David Hirschmann is the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.

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David Hirschmann: Criminals selling counterfeit goods are getting better at portraying themselves as legitimate retailers online

The smallest details can indicate flaws in the security of a transaction, Hirschmann says

CNN  — 

The winter holiday season is upon us, which means many things.

It means around-the-clock holiday music, blinking lights and decorations, and presents. If you’ve been good, lots of them.