With Cyber Monday just around the corner, IDentity Theft 911 offers online shoppers tips to avoid identity theft.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Consumers can protect themselves against online scams and identity theft while shopping online with these tips. Top tips include: - Shop on secure sites. They’ll have “https” in the address bar and a yellow padlock logo to the right of the Web browser address bar. Double-click on the lock to see a digital certificate of the website. Review these certificates on unfamiliar sites. - Enter correct URLs. Hackers often buy misspelled domains to trick people into entering personal information. - Never enter your Social Security number or passwords to email and bank accounts as part of the buying process with online retailers. - Use different passwords for online retailers, personal email and banks accounts. If a hacker cracks one password, he …
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Do you look forward to getting up in the wee hours the day after Thanksgiving for the best Black Friday deals at places like Target, Macy's or Walmart? Or do you prefer to sleep in over the long weekend and start your shopping from the comfort of your desk chair on what's become known as Cyber Monday? If you prefer Black Friday, you're part of a long shopping tradition. Black Friday has been around for more than 100 years, according to an article on its history in Time. It was already such a crucial kick-off to the holiday shopping season during the Great Depression, that retailers urged President Roosevelt to move Thanksgiving earlier in order to extend the shopping season. He did, but handled the messaging poorly and few people realized …