Martin Fragale Releases Blog Post Warning Online Shoppers To Be Careful With Website Purchases

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Owner of North Carolina-based investigations practice urges all to pay more attention as to how and where their data is being accessed.

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Retail Tracking of Shoppers is One Reason to Consider the Deteriorating State of Individual Right to Privacy

While tracking of personal web preferences using third-part cookies has become a common occurrence, Martin D. Fragale Investigations is urging diligence on the part of private citizens when it comes to how their personal data is being accessed and used.

In 2012, a major online retailer became the first of many traditional retailers who offer Wi-Fi access to use that access to look at what their patrons are searching for on-line while in their stores. Wi-Fi networks can be hacked and if the person offering the wireless access can view what their patrons are viewing, so can any hacker who is looking for an identity-theft opportunity or worse. The team at Martin D. Fragale Investigations is not discouraging the use of web-enabled phones and other portable devices completely but they do stress that people need to be aware that a Wi-Fi network does not offer a guarantee of secure web access. So, if there is an option of using a public Wi-fi network or using the data plan one is paying for then for the sake of better secure access people should use the data plan they pay for or they could pay even more in terms of identity theft damage later on.

Martin D. Fragale Investigations, a North Carolina-based private investigation practice, provide numerous personal and commercial investigative services to the North and South Carolina communities. Martin D. Fragale, founder of the company, graduated with a Criminal Justice Degree in 1994 and has 14 years of Private Investigative experience. Prior to founding the company in North Carolina, Martin was a co-owner and Sr. Investigator of a New York-based private investigation practice for 10 years. Among the areas that the company specializes in are background investigations, trial prep attorney services, matrimonial investigations, sports and recreational activities investigations, surveillance, criminal defense investigations, school district services, insurance claims investigations and other legal services. They can be reached on the web at, by phone at (716) 553-1898 or via e-mail.

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