Safe Cyber Holiday Shopping
November 28, 2016
Cyber Monday is for stealing deals, not your identity. Follow these six steps for safe online shopping this holiday season. Tips from The Hanover:
- Keep a Clean Machine
Smartphones or other devices you use for shopping should have up-to-date software.
- When in Doubt Throw it Out
If an email looks suspicious, it’s best to delete it.
- Get Savvy About Wi-Fi Hotspots
Don’t share personal or financial information over a public Wi-Fi network
- Make Sure the Site is Legitimate
Web browsers should display a closed padlock or URL beginning with https. (the ‘s’ means secure)
- Protect Your Personal Information
- Keep a Trail
Save records of your online transactions. Read your credit card/bank statements and report any discrepancies immediately.