Ten Cyber Shopping Tips
1. Review your account daily to verify your transactions and check for suspcious activity.
If you notice any suspicious activity on your account, contact your bank or credit card provider right away.
2. Make sure the company you're purchasing from is legitimate.
You should never reveal your personal or financial information to a company you don't know and trust.
3. Be cautious of bogus sites.
Verify you're using the correct website address by checking your browser's address bar.
Make sure you understand what personal information is being collected, why and how it will be used.
5. Make sure you're on a secure website.
Before you enter your personal information, ensure the website address starts with "https" ("s" means the website is secure).
6. Be wary of phishing emails.
Phishing is a way of attempting to obtain personal information by pretending to be a trustworthy source. Don't respond to emails asking you for information on your online purchases.
7. Keep a paper or electronic trail of your online transactions.
Maintain records of your online purchases for reference.
8. Keep your passwords to yourself.
Don't share your personal information with anyone.
9. Maintain your security software updates.
Make sure your security software is up-to-date before you shop online.
10. Use a seperate email account for your online shopping.
Keep a seperate email for online purchases to avoid spam getting into your regular email account. Spam, also known as junk email or unsolicited bulk email, is an identical message sent to numerous recipents by email.