Still not done shopping? There’s always Cyber Monday. Here are a few ways to have a safe and successful online shopping experience today:
Shop with credit: Credit cards carry anti-fraud protections, making shopping online safer.
Minimize information: Use a unique password to shop on Cyber Monday that you don’t use for other accounts and provide the least information possible when placing an order. Unless it is a website you frequent, check out as a guest instead of registering. Use a special “shopping” email address to receive confirmations, receipts.
Get organized: Make sure you’ve searched for the best price of the items you want using price comparison tools. Find coupon codes or cash back offers before you start shopping. And know the requirements for free shipping so you to don’t get stuck at checkout paying more than you intended.
Shop Securely: Update your software to make sure you have the latest protections and features. Shop at home (or…ahem…at work) where you know the Internet connection is secure.