Whether you’re using your desktop, laptop, or mobile device, there are a few tips to keep in mind while making transactions online.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) November 27, 2013
The five day count down begins for the most anticipated online shopping extravaganza of the year. Cyber Monday, an online shopping tradition since 2005, has shoppers logging on to save big for the holiday season. Miami security company, Bryant Security Corporation is issuing safety tips to online spenders, to stay safe and savvy while shopping on Cyber Monday.
With broadband high speed internet reaching over 80 percent of homes, Cyber Monday has set records for one-day online shopping for the past three years in a row, according to comScore. Creating the single largest online spending day in history. Miami security company, Bryant Security Corporation is urging consumers to be aware of the increased fraud, identity theft, and online scams, that come with the territory. “An anticipated $1.8 billion will be spent online this Monday, that’s an increase of 13 percent from last year.” says Shay Ben-David, President of Bryant Security. “Growth was especially significant in categories such as digital content and subscriptions, consumer electronics and computer hardware.” These high dollar items carry heightened safety concerns over identity theft and online scams, among many technology consumers.
“More and more shoppers are ditching the shopping bags and long lines for the convenience of online shopping,” says Rene Zerquera, Director of Operations at Bryant Security. In the last year alone, mobile shopping has increased by 300%, according to an iovationreport. With consumers turning to their mobile device or computer to make holiday purchases, they should prepare their wallets and tech tools for the shopping season. “Whether you’re using your desktop, laptop, or mobile device, there are a few tips to keep in mind while making transactions online, that can protect you from identity theft, phishing scams, and other illegal activities.” Bryant Security Corporation urges online consumers to be aware, and keep the following safety tips in mind this Cyber Monday.
-Make sure your Firewall is up to date, and install anti-virus and anti-spying software
-Watch for fake apps (each time you download an app, you are at risk)
-Double check retailers (only use retailers you know)
-Watch out for the S (only use websites that begin with https, this means secure)
-Use credit when shopping (no debit cards)
-Avoid pop up windows (notorious for phishing scams)
Bryant Security would like to wish everyone a safe and savvy Holiday weekend! For more tips on how to keep you and your loved ones safe this holiday season, log onto BryantSecurity.com for more info.
About Bryant Security
Bryant Security is one of South Florida's most established and well diversified security companies. Providing South Florida guard services armed and unarmed in the Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, this family-owned and operated business has proudly served and protected the community, property and people since 1985.
Offering innovation, quality, professionalism, resourcefulness, experience and flexibility, this makes Bryant Security the security services industry leader of South Florida. Mandating skilled manpower, teamwork, expertise, specialty knowledge and trained security officers to demonstrate precise and flawless conduct at all times. From executive level protection to CCTV Camera and Entry Systems, they demand the very best! Each protection task private or public that their protection officers undertake calls upon their extensive training which focuses on ensuring the security and safety of your company, property and staff.
When you select Bryant Security you are ensuring that your facility will enjoy the highest possible degree of Miami professional security. Their management team consists of hands-on leaders who will work directly with you in planning and implementing your campus’ security and contingency planning needs. BryantSecurity.com or 305-405-4001.