Most consumers have heard the advice more than once, but it probably bears repeating. Here are some tips for keeping your identity safe:
•Be savvy about Wi-Fi hotspots –Make sure you don’t share personal or financial information over an unsecured Wi-Fi network. You’ll know it’s not secure if you can access it without a user name and password.
•Make sure the site is legitimate – Before entering any credit card or personal information, look for a closed padlock on your web browser or a URL address that begins with http or https.
•Keep a clean machine – Smartphones or other devices used for shopping should have up-to-date software.
•Keep a paper trail – Save records of online transactions