by by Ryan Cich
Wasn’t it just yesterday that we enjoying summer activities? It is hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us already. With the holiday season comes online shopping and an environment that is ripe for fraud. Last year consumers spent more than $46.5 billion online during the holiday season alone. Most of these expenditures were on apparel & accessories, consumer electronics, computer hardware, toys & hobbies, and video game consoles & accessories.
Every year during the holidays we hear of an increase of fraud and other unscrupulous activities related to technology and online commerce. Spammers continue to get increasingly creative in the cat-and-mouse game with email filtering companies during this time. With that said, be on the lookout for an increased number of spam messages that slip through the cracks and get to your mailbox.
Although SolutionWorx deploys a layered approach to your managed workstations, laptops, and networks, it is still important to remember a few tips to keep yourself safe online during this upcoming holiday season.
Online Shopping Tips
» Shop only at secure websites (SSL)
» Research websites before ordering
» Read website’s privacy and security policy
» Use a credit card
» Never give out too much optional personal information
» Keep your passwords complex and private
» Check and double-check the website address
» Double check pricing and shipping charges
» Print copies of your order