Half of Americans Unsure of Online Shopping Safety

“The season of giving is also a season of scamming for cybercriminals, who launch more fake websites during the holiday shopping period than any other time of year...The most "spoof-able" sites are Amazon (82%), Walmart (36%), and Target (20%). Scammers commonly trick victims by designing websites that look like legitimate brand sites but have a different IP address. GCA found nearly 77% of consumers have mistyped a Web address into their browser or clicked a suspicious link, both of which could lead to fake sites.”

Human error in typing in a web address can ruin your holidays. Create a folder in your bookmarks called “retail” and when you want to visit one of your online sites, click that instead of typing it out manually.

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