Cyber criminals love this time of year.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (PRWEB) December 18, 2019
A NYC area cyber-security consultant and managed services provider (MSP) presents nine tips for safe online shopping in a new article on the eMazzanti Technologies website.
The informative article discusses how the heavy volume of holiday online shopping attracts cyber criminals. The author then urges consumers to beware of “too good to be true” deals, use secure payment options and to share only minimal information, among other tips.
“Cyber criminals love this time of year,” related Almi Dumi, CISO, eMazzanti Technologies. “But with a little education and some basic safety tips, you can enjoy safe online shopping this season.”
Below are a few excerpts from the article, “9 Tips for Safe Online Shopping to Keep the Season Merry.”
1. Beware of “Too Good to Be True” Deals
“You know never to trust a street seller offering Prada handbags or Rolex watches for $50. The same logic holds true for online sellers. The security experts at Norton warn buyers to distrust bargains of over 55 percent. If you give into the temptation of an incredible bargain, prepare to pay for shoddy merchandise, goods that never arrive or, worse, identity theft.”
2. Use Secure Payment Options
“Beware of sellers requesting payment via wire service, bank transfer or cryptocurrency, as these options provide no buyer protection. For safe online shopping, use either credit cards or a virtual wallet option like PayPal.”
3. Share Only Minimal Information
“When purchasing online, enter only the minimal amount of personal and financial data. For example, a reputable seller will not ask for your birthdate, Social Security number or PIN. In addition, never enter payment information on an unsecure website. Look for the padlock in the address bar.”
Happy Holidays and Safe Online Shopping
The dangers are real, and cyber grinches abound. But used wisely, technology can expedite both holiday shopping and holiday selling, leaving consumers and shopkeepers more time to celebrate with loved ones. And for small businesses, the retail cyber security experts at eMazzanti offer the tools to protect both the business and its customers.
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