Online Shopping Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

Black Friday and Cyber-Monday mark unofficial start to the holiday shopping season. While many shoppers continue to make their way to department stores and outlet centres, more and more are turning to online retailers for deals and unique holiday gifts.

The level of convenience provided by online shopping, also provides cybercriminals with opportunities to steal your money and personal information. Fake invoices or shipping notifications and links to promotional deals or look-alike companies can disguise malicious attempts to get shoppers to click on links or open attachments that can infect computers and mobile devices with harmful viruses.

Protect yourself this holiday season by observing the following Online Shopping Safety Tips.