Safety Tips for Holiday Shopping

The holidays are officially here and that means holiday shopping. Whether you do all your shopping on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or last minute, we have some tips to help keep your credit card safe this shopping season.

Online Shopping Tips

  • Don’t use your debit card online. Stick to credit cards. You have more protection when it comes to fraud with a credit card.
  • Shop on websites you trust.
  • Avoid making purchases on public wi-fi. The data you send on a public network can be intercepted.
  • Make sure the site you are ordering from is secure; look for the lock icon displayed below.
  • Read reviews
  • Keep documentation of all your orders

Shopping Safety Tips

  • When shopping at stores never leave your purse/wallet unattended.
  • Save all your receipts.
  • Do not take your money out until it is time to pay.
  • Shop with one credit card.