Be vigilant when you shop online
Online shopping is convenient, but it shouldn’t come at the expense of safety. Here are some tips to help you shop safely online:
- Look for the little padlock icon on the left-hand side of the URL bar and confirm the website you’re visiting has an address that begins with “https.” This is not a guarantee that the site is secure, but if those indicators are not there, use caution.
- Read reviews of retailers you are thinking of buying from to help check that they’re legitimate and trustworthy businesses.