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The holiday season is almost here, and with it the search for that perfect gift at a great price! For many of us that means scouring the Internet to find great deals and skip the long lines; unfortunately, that also exposes us to cyber-criminals!
Cyber-criminals create fake websites by replicating the look of real sites using the names of well-known stores or brands. Searching online for the absolute lowest price may direct you to one of these fake websites. Before the holiday shopping frenzy overtakes us, here are some tips to help safely navigate the sometimes murky waters of online shopping:
Taking these simple precautions and being vigilant when shopping online will help protect your personal information, your computer or mobile device, AND your bank account!
For more information on avoiding scams, visit the Get Secure! webpage for a short video about other cyber-criminal attempts that might take the “Ho-ho-ho!” out of the holidays!