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Attention Online Shoppers!

Protect Yourself When Making Online Purchases

  • Never provide your social security #
  • Research the website before ordering
  • Only shop secure websites
  • Don’t give out too much information
  • Watch out for high shipping charges
  • Print and keep purchase receipts
  • Don’t use public wi-fi
  • Have unique, complex passwords for sites that store your information and change your passwords frequently.
  • Be cautious of the charities you are giving to online, in-person, and over the phone. Avoid donating to collection boxes and via phone and inquire the charity name and find them online.
  • Ensure home computers, laptops, and tablets are protected with antivirus, anti-spyware and a firewall.
  • Look for ATM and gas pump tampering, skimmers, or shimmers. Do not use the ATM or gas pump if you suspect tampering.