Protect your identity when shopping online. Here are a few tips to keep your digital wallet safe.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Given that Cyber Monday is just around the corner—Nov. 26—and with more people doing their holiday shopping online than ever before, Identity Theft 911 passes along tips on ways for consumers to protect themselves against online scams and identity theft while shopping online.
The Better Business Bureau and 11Alive offer tips on how to avoid giving online hackers and scammers a shopping bonanza this holiday season.
If you didn’t get gifts for everybody on your list on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, don’t despair, there’s always Cyber Monday. In fact, according to shopping experts, it has now become the most popular day to shop for the holidays—and why not? You get to avoid all the crowds. However, shopping online opens you up to scammers and hackers just waiting to take advantage of the latest trend. “The convenience and ease of shopping online has replaced the hassle of going to the store for many people—but online shopping has its own set of risks,” said Fred T. Elsberry Jr., president and CEO of the BBB serving metro Atlanta, Athens and northeast Georgia. “Taking steps to avoid the fraud online will result in a much happier holiday for …