Useful tips to help you be vigilant about your personal data while shopping online

Here are few useful tips to help you be vigilant about your personal data while shopping online.  To avoid identity theft and house break-ins, don’t publish your full vacation plans online at social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter. Use Paypal its safe and effecting payments system, with this you can keep your debit card or credit card details from complete strangers. Online holiday Shoppers have spent $30.9 billion online from Nov. 1 through Dec. 16, up from $26.9 billion at the same point last year.Shoppers have spent $30.9 billion online from Nov. 1 through Dec. 16, up from $26.9 billion at the same point last year, the number of online crooks trying to steal from you has grown, too

But if you are dealing with established retailer, remember paying by credit card is much safe than paying by charge card or debit card. Credit card companies are legally obliged to reimburse you if you are a victim of fraud. Add email scanning software to your must buy list to protect you and your computer from spam, junk mail, viruses and crooks phishing for your data, Two free anti-virus programs, AVG and Avast, have a solid reputation.


If you are online auction addict always use established sites such as eBay or iOffer. Always double-check the email address that shopping offers come from. Use a separate email account for your internet shopping,  i find GMAIL much safer, so create a GMAIL Account and use it for online shopping sites. Make sure all of your security software is up-to-date before you do your online shopping.

Never order from a web store that doesn’t publish its postal address and the identity of the corporation or owner. Check the privacy policy of any website you plan to purchase from. Make sure they have a privacy policy. Never enter personal information into a pop-up screen. Never respond to emails asking you to “confirm” recent transactions after you shop.

No matter how official looking the email may be asking you to register or “re-register” your contact or credit card details, Never give personal info, This is the biggest No-No-NO-NO-NO.

Amy Grant

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Reporter at CEOWORLD Magazine
Editorial Aide/Reporter at The CEOWORLD magazine. Nationally Syndicated Advice Columnist. Generally prefer dogs to humans. Loves dragons. New Yorker.
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