Safe Online Shopping
  • Know who you're dealing with—Stick with retailers you know. If you don't know them, search for customer reviews.
  • Protect your privacy—Always log out and close the browser when finished if you're using a public-access computer (such as in a library).
  • Order only on a secure server—Look for https:// in the Internet address of the site you are using before entering your payment information. This ensures security.
  • Guard your online password—Never share any of your passwords.
  • Pay the safest way—A credit card is safer than a debit card online. If you have an unauthorized charge on your credit card, under federal law your liability is limited to $50.
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