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Shopping online can be a great way to compare prices with ease, avoid the crowds and even find great deals.  It can be done 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and you never have to leave your home to do it.  But, you should take some precautions, as you would when you shop in stores, to make sure your experience continues to be pleasant going forward.  Let’s take a look at seven important tips to consider when shopping online:

You’ve probably heard about identity theft – either from a corporate data breach or from a friend who lost his wallet and had his identity stolen. Unfortunately, identity theft is a crime that’s becoming more and more common. If you’re an identity theft victim, or involved in circumstances where you may be a victim, placing a fraud alert on your credit file can help protect your financial future.

Check fraud is a serious problem in the United States.  You should do all you can to protect unauthorized access to the funds in your checking account.  Here are some important tips to follow in this effort:

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just days away, no doubt you are receiving all kinds of tempting promotions and deals.  And while the savings are legit, the holidays can also bring more fraud. 

Smartphones, tablets and laptops have become part of our daily life. We are a society of constant connection. Whether through email, social media, or group chatting – we expect instant contact. We work and socialize on the go, but with this convenience comes a few things to remember to keep your financial information safe.