Safe Holiday Online Shopping

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How to safely shop online this holiday season

Rounding it up

  • If you, like many, will be online shopping to check off your holiday shopping list, make sure to protect your privacy, data, and money by following these tips.

  • Use a prepaid credit card so you can control the amount of money scammers can exploit. Extra points if it’s a virtual card — that will add another layer of protection.

  • Be wary of unfamiliar and suspicious retailers. Those Instagram click-through ads may be tempting, but they’re also risky.

  • Be wise about your WiFi — choose your home or password-protected networks.

  • Regularly monitor your credit card activity so you can report and settle disputed charges as soon as possible.

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Gaby Pilson
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Gaby Pilson

Gaby Pilson is a writer, educator, travel guide, and lover of all things personal finance. She’s passionate about helping people feel empowered to take control of their financial lives by making investing, budgeting, and money-saving resources accessible to everyone.

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