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.