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Tech Tip: Online Shopping

From the IT Group:

With the holiday season upon us, it is a great time to be reminded of some simple tips to keep safe while shopping online or exchanging email and text greetings:

Online shopping tips:

  • Ensure the site is secure, look for the closed lock symbol in the browser address line.
  • Consider using alternative payment options such as gift cards, PayPal or virtual credit cards.
  • Avoid using debit cards for online shopping. Fraudulent protections are not as great as on credit cards.
  • Stick with well-known merchants when possible.
  • Make sure you chose to visit the site and were not redirected to the site.
  • Record the confirmation information after making an online purchase

Exchanging text and email tips:

  • Never supply any personal information when replying to a message, even if it appears from a known sender.
  • Think before you click on a link supplied in a message.
  • Be aware of messages with spelling or grammatical errors or messages making threats.
  • Be aware of messages from people you didn’t initiate contact with.
  • If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
  • If something doesn’t seem right, check it out!

The IT Group HelpDesk is always here to help, so never hesitate to give us a call at 603-358-2532, email or stop by our office on the 2nd floor of Elliot Hall.

Have a cyber safe holiday season.

Contact Marketing & Communications

Sarah Kossayda
Director of Marketing
☎ 603-358-2119