Online shopping has become a popular way to purchase items without encountering the hassles of traffic and crowds.
However, the internet has its own risks, so it’s important to protect yourself when shopping online.
Here are some tips:
- Beware email requests. Legitimate businesses don’t send emails asking for personal data, but hackers often do.
- Pay with credit cards online. Most credit cards have higher security protection than debit cards.
- Check your history. Keep a record of your online purchases and compare them to your bank statements. If there is a discrepancy, report it to your bank immediately.
The CyberSafe at USPS LiteBlue site has additional security tips and information.