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Online Shopping Safety Tips for Cyber Monday

November 22, 2023

7 Tips For Shopping Online Safely

As Cyber Monday approaches, the excitement of finding great deals online is palpable. However, with the convenience of online shopping comes the responsibility of ensuring your personal and financial information remains secure. 

In this blog post, the Fortec US team explores essential online shopping safety tips to safeguard your transactions during the Cyber Monday extravaganza:

  1. Shop from Trusted Websites

Start your Cyber Monday shopping spree on reputable and well-known websites. Stick to established retailers and manufacturers to minimize the risk of encountering fraudulent websites. Double-check the website’s URL for accuracy, and be cautious of misspellings or variations.

  1. Update Your Security Software

Ensure your computer or mobile device has the latest antivirus and anti-malware software installed. Regularly update these programs to defend against new threats that may emerge. This layer of protection can be instrumental in keeping your personal information safe.

  1. Use Strong, Unique Passwords

Strengthen your online security by creating robust, unique passwords for each of your accounts. Avoid using easily guessable information, such as birthdays or common words. Consider using a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. If managing multiple passwords becomes challenging, employ a reliable password manager to keep track of them securely.

  1. Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Add an extra layer of security to your accounts by enabling two-factor authentication wherever possible. This additional step, often involving a temporary code sent to your mobile device, enhances the security of your accounts.

  1. Shop on Secure Networks

Avoid making purchases using public Wi-Fi networks, as they can be vulnerable to cyberattacks. Instead, shop from the safety of your home network or use a virtual private network (VPN) to encrypt your connection, providing an extra layer of protection for your personal information.

  1. Review and Monitor Your Accounts

Regularly review your bank and credit card statements for any unauthorized transactions. Set up account alerts to receive notifications of any suspicious activity promptly. This proactive approach allows you to address potential issues swiftly and protects your financial data from unauthorized access.

  1. Be Wary of Phishing Attempts

Exercise caution when clicking on links in emails, especially those claiming to offer exclusive Cyber Monday deals. Verify the authenticity of the sender and website before providing any personal information to avoid being scammed

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