06 Dec Tips on How to Stay Safe Shopping for Gifts Online
Shopping safely online this holiday season.
The holidays are here! You may have already started your holiday shopping, making the most of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. If you’re like most of us, we love a great bargain and the ease of shopping from the comfort of our own homes. That’s where online shopping has its benefits. Whether you want to save time, money or avoid the mass of festive shoppers, getting your holiday presents online is a great idea. To help you stay safe online, take a look at these tips.
Shop from secure websites online. Make sure you only shop from websites with URLs that begin with HTTPS://. You can also check for the green padlock icon on the left of the address bar in your browser. These are two clear signs that the website is secure and that your information will be kept safe.
Never shop on public Wi-Fi. Public Wi-Fi is notorious for being convenient – but also incredibly dangerous. Hackers can easily access these unsecure networks, meaning that they can see your credit card information when you shop online while using public Wi-Fi. Make sure you only do your holiday shopping at home on your personal Wi-Fi.
Buy from trusted brands. Now is not the time to try out different retailers online. Make sure that you buy from websites that you trust. Remember that if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.
We hope that these tips help to keep your information safe over the shopping season. While you enjoy the festivities, leave your insurance needs in the trusty hands of our professionals. At Dougherty Insurance, we represent multiple carriers and are able to explore all of the best insurance options. Contact us today for unparalleled insurance in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana.