If you are going to buy any of those gifts online, we wanted to let you know about a few tips to keep your information and gifts safe this holiday season:
1. Use a Secure Connection. Look in the URL area of your browser and make sure that before the website address, the letters: HTTPS are there and in green. This indicates a secure connection and makes the online shopping experience safer.
2. Passwords. In our world today, its not safe to use the same password for all your online logins. Use complicated passwords with letters, numbers and special characters if you are allowed. This will increase your safety online.
3. Don't use public WIFI. Using a public WIFI source can open up your internet activity to being spied on and your information being compromised. Use your home network whenever possible to do online shopping.
4. Ship packages when you know you will be there. If your package arrives to an empty house, it can sometimes be outside for hours before anyone arrives. Consider shipping to your work place, a P.O. Box. or a friends house to help ensure the packages safe delivery.
The last day to ship with the base rate of shipping this year is Dec 15 for USPS and Dec 16 for FedEx!
More info at StaySafeOnline.org