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How to shop online safely…

 

Software updates updates updates…

Always make sure you always have the latest software updates installed. Criminals use weaknesses in software to steal information, such as your payment details.

Passwords – the longer the better

Use a strong password for your accounts. Criminals use your email to access other accounts, such as your online shopping accounts.  Maybe consider using LastPass to create super long passwords and then save them for you.

Phishing – if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Never click on a link in an unexpected email or text. 

Payment methods – use bank transfer only for trusted people

Don’t pay for goods or services by bank transfer. Payments via bank transfer offer you no protection if you become a victim of fraud.

For more information on how to stay secure online, visit www.cyberaware.gov.uk.

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