It's a bird...it's a plane...it's the SpoFed IT Super Men! Ken, Jesse, and Matt are here to talk safety with you as you head into the upcoming Cyber Monday holiday. It's crucial to be alert and aware when purchasing things online. It seems that fraud and identity theft are ever-present and evolving constantly. So these guys want to provide extra safety tips for your shopping experience.
- Make sure you're submitting card information into the actual site you are intending to buy from. Check the URL you're in whenever you are redirected to ensure it remains on the same website.
- Always look for the "https://" and lock symbol within the URL of the website you're shopping in. This means that the website you're in is protected.
- Don't shop on public Wi-Fi networks. It's safe to always assume public Wi-Fi is insecure.
- Be wary of 'Call to Action' emails containing links asking you to confirm card information, claiming there is a problem with your order etc.
- If an email like the one mentioned above is received, go directly to the site (not by clicking any links in the email) or search for their number online and call them.
- Using your Spokane Federal Visa credit card will offer you added security in case the item is not delivered or faulty.
- Have fun!
Happy shopping, everyone!