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Online Shopping Tips

Shopping in your hometown is good for the local economy, but there are times you may need to shop online. Protect your personal information when shopping online and reduce the chance of fraud with these online shopping tips, courtesy of the Independent Community Bankers of America:                                                                            

  1. Make sure your computer and browser are secure.
  2. Choose unique, secure passwords.
  3. Be cautious when giving out personal information.
  4. Look for secure sites.
  5. Never respond to an offer by way of a spam or bulk email.
  6. Always use the company’s website to access deals and discounts.
  7. Keep record of all purchases.
  8. Avoid providing unnecessary information.
  9. Due to domestic, state, and federal consumer protection laws, shop with US based companies.
  10. Consider registering MasterCard® Secure Code.

Don’t let a good deal fool you. Remember: “If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.”

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