The holiday online shopping season can be a gift to scammers looking to steal information — but you can protect yourself by taking precautions.
Scammers attempt to use bogus emails to lure shoppers to phishing sites to collect personal and financial information.
To avoid these scams, the CyberSafe at USPS team advises employees to:
- Be suspicious of emails that advertise deals that are too good to be true.
- Only buy from reputable sites.
- Retain all online order documentation in case purchases don’t arrive and your credit card is charged.
- Look for unusual charges on your bank or credit card statements and report them immediately.
The CyberSafe at USPS site has additional tips to spot online scams and keep your personal information protected.
More tips are available from the Department of Homeland Security’s Stop. Think. Connect. blog.