Online Shopping Safety Tips
As the holidays sales near, make sure you have an online shopping strategy. Now more than ever, online shopping has become a holiday favorite, therefore consumers are vulnerable to fraud.
Before you enter any personal information, make sure you are shopping with a reputable seller. The URL bar must show the website is safe and encrypted. Secure websites have a locked padlock icon that proves they have SSL/TLS security. Never put your credit card information on a site that lacks this icon. A major indicator of a seller's reputation are the reviews found on the web about them. Look through third-party apps that offer real reviews about the seller's products, return process, and customer service.
As you venture through the holiday shopping season make sure you are being smart and safe on the web. Be conservative when it comes to giving away your personal information and create strong passwords.