Shop Safe Online: As the holiday season approaches, the appeal of online shopping increases! No lines, no crowded stores, and so many bargains!
Be sure to keep your personal and financial information safe. Here are
a few tips to remember while shopping online:
Use Familiar Websites – Watch for misspellings in the website name
and be wary of pop up adds that can lead you astray.
Look for the Lock – Never ever, ever buy anything online using your
credit card from a site that doesn’t have SSL (secure sockets layer)
encryption installed—at the very least. You’ll know if the site has SSL
because the URL for the site will start with HTTPS—instead of just
HTTP. An icon of a locked padlock will appear, typically to the left of
the URL in the address bar or the status bar down below; it depends
on your browser.
Don’t Overshare – No online retailer needs your
social security number or birth date to do business!