Cyber Monday Shopping Tips
K2's Ophelia Young reports, firstname.lastname@example.org:
After record-setting Black Friday sales, today is expected to be the largest online shopping day in history. According to data from IBM Benchmark, today's Cyber Monday shopping sales are up 20% from last year. But today just isn't a big day for sales, it's also a big day for identity theft.
A local business offers some tips for protecting yourself as you come across too-good-to-be-true offers:
Tip 1: Exit pop-ups. Retailers don't advertise through them.
Tip 2: Ignore suspicious e-mails. Retailers don't perform transactions through your inbox.
Tip 3: Make sure you enter your payment information on a website that begins with "https" rather "http". The extra "s" indicates security.
Remember, as you're looking for those great deals, scammers are looking for you.