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November/December 2019

Five Ways to Stay Safe Online During the Holidays

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If you’re among the increasing number of consumers who will make holiday purchases online this holiday season, it makes sense to learn how to protect your identity and other personal information. Consider the following steps to make your online shopping more secure.

1. Trust Matters –
Shop only on retail sites you know and trust. If you’re not sure, check for independent reviews of a company and its products.

2. Safeguard Your Vital Info –
Strong passwords are a must, especially if you store credit card information on an online retailer’s website.

3. Make Sure the Site is Secure –
Anytime a website accepts or stores your financial and other identifying information, it should be secure. A website won’t be private if it doesn’t have a lock icon or an “s” after the “http” that begins its address.

4. Use a Credit Card –
Use a credit card from a company that will work for you to resolve disagreements with retailers and offers your money back if the card is misused. Debit cards typically don’t offer the same security.

5. Stay Private –
Don’t use public Wi-Fi for any purchases and don’t offer any information a retailer will not need, such as your social security number.


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