When Shopping Cyber-Monday Beware Of The Security Pitfalls

DETROIT (WWJ) – The biggest online shopping day of the year is Monday. Millions will take to the internet to snatch up cyber deals on everything from gloves to electronics.

Co-managing partner of Complete Data Products, Neal Doshi offers his advice to stay safe not only on Cyber Monday, but all year round:

“Make sure that you are logging into from a secure wi-fi or direct connect, you don’t want to be logging in from a public wi-fi spot – it’s very easy and very common that people are sitting there surfing those areas to steal information, whether it’s credit card information or like that,” Doshi noted.

Doshi also says to check your credit card activity online to catch fraud early on.

“As soon as the transaction goes through, go online and login to your credit card company and just look periodically throughout that day and throughout that week,” he said, “the quicker you anticipate or see something that doesn’t look right – the faster they are to stop the card issue and prevent that happening or potentially catch that person or people.”

Doshi also says if online shoppers use public wifi, they should clear their cookies first.

FIND MORE ON CYBER MONDAY HERE. 

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