While it seems impossible to imagine, the holiday season is right around the corner. That means that it is time to start thinking about Christmas shopping! The internet has made it increasingly easy to get this done from the comfort of your couch, but that doesn’t mean that it makes it more secure. While you shop from your couch this holiday season, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind, and keep your information secure.

Stick to familiar websites

This is something that is advisable when doing anything online, regardless of the time of year. If you can’t find any contact information on the website (like a physical address, email address or a phone number), it may be best to try to find a more credible business or website to try to do your business with. If it is a credible small business, putting their address and phone number on the site makes customers, and potential customers, feel more comfortable. You can call, or visit, to ask questions. Scam sites may not have this information readily available since they generally don’t want to be reached, for obvious reasons.

Shop on your personal computer… at home

There are so many different ways that your information can be breached these days, it’s best to take every precaution possible to keep your information safe. That means that the safest place to shop is from your home computer. Because you are using your personal devices to shop and aren’t connected to a public server to surf the web, your risk is lower than on a public computer.

When you do your shopping this holiday season, make sure to use good judgement. If you ever question anything about a website, don’t proceed. In today’s society, there is no such thing as too safe!

Online Shopping Safety Tips

One thought on “Online Shopping Safety Tips

  • November 5, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Thanks for the information and your
    fraud alerts.


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