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Who's ready for the holidays? We're headed into the biggest money spending season of the year, so now's the time to get your online shopping ducks in a row. As someone who has experienced identity theft in the past, I've spoken a lot about online privacy and how to get a handle on your security when you're browsing the internet. Entering your credit card information online can be a big risk, but there are some simple ways to minimize potential for abuse.

Online Shopping: Safety is Straightforward

Online shopping checklist to ensure safe internet browsing and spending

Run through our handy online shopping checklist to ensure you have an enjoyable online shopping experience, with no interference from holiday grinches! Be mindful of your activities, making sure not to enter your credit card info on sites that aren't secure (identified by an “s” in “https” as opposed to the standard “http”). When online shopping over a WiFi connection, use Hotspot Shield to ensure that people aren't swiping your credit card details out of thin air over the network.

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Shop securely. So you can get the latest gadgets…

christmas toys

or toys…


or fashion. Whatever tickles your fancy to gift to friends and family. Or yourself.

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Ready to go online shopping? Tell us what sales you're planning to hit this holiday season!

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