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Crime Prevention Tip
Tips for Online Shopping Safety
Verify Website Security: You can tell if a site is secure by the URL. A secure web site starts with HTTPS:// instead of HTTP://. Secure sites will also have a small lock icon in the lower right corner of the screen.
Choose Credit Over Debit: Credit cards offer protection from identity theft that debit cards don't. If you're using your debit card online and someone gains access to it, they can clean out your checking account before you even learn there's a problem.
Disposable Is Better: Even better than using a credit card is using a disposable credit card. Disposable credit cards work just like most gift cards. You add a specified dollar amount to the card, and it's good until that amount is gone.
Don't Shop On Public Computers:When using a public computer you have no control over who else might be using that computer as well. You also don't have any control over what kind of spyware or malware might be infecting that computer. Shop online using only your home computer. It's much safer.
Don't Store Information Elsewhere: Many shopping sites, even the major ones, offer you the ability to save your credit card information on their servers to speed the shopping process. If a company that you're shopping with has a data breach, your personal information could be put at risk.
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