APD Releases Cyber Monday Safety Tips

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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.

•Protect your personal information – Make sure the information requested is only that needed to complete the transaction. Check the website’s privacy policy to understand how the information will be used.

•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

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