Four Online Shopping Safety Tips for Cyber Monday

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November 28, 2016
Four Online Shopping Safety Tips for Cyber Monday

The staff at IBM posted a bunch of tips to help make sure your identity doesn't get stolen if you shop online today.  Some are things you've heard before, like use your credit card instead of your debit so hackers can't drain your bank account.  But here are four you might not think about . . .

1.  Don't let websites save your information for future purchases.  Your chances of being hacked go way up if you do.  Sometimes websites get compromised and don't know it for months.  So it's even risky with websites you think you can trust.

2.  Be careful about emails that include coupon codes or links to deals.  Especially if it's from a website you're not familiar with.  And just to be safe, you should copy and paste any coupon codes into the actual website.  Don't click a link in your email to use them.

3.  Never use your work email as your username on store websites.  And you should never use the same password you use to SIGN IN to your work email.  If the wrong person gets your work email AND password, your company could get hacked.

4.  Look out for fake package-tracking emails over the next few weeks.  Experts think there might be a flood of them next month.  And if you click the links, hackers could get access to your computer or your financial info.

 

Safe Shopping!

~Dennis