Tips for Secure Holiday Shopping

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on November 27, 2016.

It can already be challenging to find holiday gifts for friends and family, and no one needs the added stress of identity theft. This season, stay vigilant about cyber-crime so you can enjoy your holiday shopping. Online, make sure to verify apps and websites before entering your card info. Check that the URL you know and trust is what’s in your address bar, and look for multiple reviews before downloading an app. In-person, you should always shield your hand when typing in your PIN and check for skimmers. Skimmers are small credit card readers installed over real card readers, which steal information. If anything looks tampered with, don’t swipe.