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CYBER MONDAY: Protect your financial data while shopping online

11/25/2012 12:00 AM

11/26/2012 12:23 AM

Internet security should be a top concern for anyone who shops online, particularly during the holiday season.

A simple mistake or assumption about a retail goods site’s security can increase the possibility of having a credit card number stolen — or even your identity.

With Cyber Monday approaching, several websites offer solid information about online shopping security. Here are some locales worth a visit: Discusses credit card protections, fraud shield and security issues. finance/credit-cards/shop-safely -on-the-web-1.aspx

Better Business Bureau: Offers 10 online shopping safety tips for the holiday season. us/article/cyber-monday-great-deals -to-be-had-but-watch-out-for-scams -30795

Federal Trade Commission: Provides consumer’s guide and tips to using e-payments for online shopping. consumer/tech/tec01.shtm

OnGuardOnline: Presents basic, yet key safety tips for online shopping. articles/0020-shopping-online

Visa: Covers reducing your risk when online shopping and watching for spyware. personal/security/learn-the-facts/ protection-tips/online-protection.html

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