Saving You Money
The U.S. and International Law Enforcement agencies are working together to keep your online shopping safe. The website shut down had been selling fake DVD's, clothing, jewelry and luxury goods. That's why tonight's Saving You Money focuses on keeping your transactions secure. We've got six sure fire ways to do just that! First, whether you're using a desktop or a smartphone, you can make sure a website is secure by looking for an "S" in the URL. Any solid company will have https as part of their web address.
Robert Siciliano with McAfee Online Security says, "Bad guys are creating fake e-tailer websites and these fake sites are designed to get you to enter your credit card information and often these fake sites revolve around gift cards."
Secondly, use your credit card instead of a debit card. Credit card fraud is easier to untangle and you're less likely to to get stuck with the bill.
Third, check your statements often to make sure the purchases are yours.
Fourth, keep all of your order confirmation in a folder or use an App like Slice.
Fifth, don't shop on public WiFi connections.
Finally, lock your mobile device with a password so no one can steal your information if they get their hands on your smartphone or tablet.
Tuesday, November 27 2012, 10:09 PM CST
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