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Online Christmas Shopping and Banking Security Tips

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It is that time of the year when people let their guard down. Hackers and scammers are out in force, preparing to make a lot of money from unsuspecting people by using techniques such as phishing scams with malicious links in emails to check for the status of an online purchase or tracking a parcel that has been shipped.

To protect yourself and your privacy online, Maryalene LaPonsie lists some great online Christmas shopping and banking security tips to follow:

1. Always use a strong password
2. Don’t use the same password everywhere
3. Ensure you have a good anti-virus/anti-malware installed
4. Avoid using free WiFi
5. Set up a VPN if you need to use public WiFi
6. Avoid using banking or shopping apps
7. Only shop at reputable online stores
8. Becareful when buying items from overseas
9. Look for a secure “HTTPS” connection before sending data
10. Always pay by credit card instead of debit card
11. Using Apple Pay or Google Wallet keeps your details safe
12. Never store your information on a retailer’s site
13. Be ware of phishing scams in your email
14. Use fraud protection tools

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