Better be wary: Avoid holiday shopping scams this season
The holidays have begun and that means many of us are doing our holiday shopping online. While avoiding the large crowds and busy traffic is great, be wary of holiday shopping scams online. This is a lucrative time not only for online retailers, but also cybercriminals.
- Only use websites that are secure. Look for the “s” in “https://” at the beginning of the site’s URL, or a green lock symbol in the URL bar.
Before entering your credit card information or other confidential information, make sure you are on a secure checkout page (look for the “https://” or the green lock symbol again).