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Ten Tips for Shopping Securely Online

Keep your finances safe from sneaky scammers this holiday season. 

It seems just couple of years ago, consumers were skeptical about shopping online – but today, buying online for everything from groceries to televisions has become the norm. But as commonplace as it has become, online shopping still has some risk. The FBI Internet Crime Report shows that cybercriminals were responsible for $4.1 billion in losses in 2020, with Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes being the costliest for online shoppers.

With Cyber Monday just around the corner and holiday shopping in full swing, cybersecurity is — and should be — a top concern for consumers. Here are 10 tips to keep your data safe and your accounts secure while shopping online:

Report suspicious activity or file a scam complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at You’ll be helping to keep yourself and fellow citizens safe against present and future scammers.

We also have free resources to help you if your accounts have fallen victim to fraud. Please contact us immediately if you discover unfamiliar transactions in your accounts or suspect your identity has been stolen.

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