Safer Shopping On Line-Tips Just in Time for Our Holiday Shopping

The holidays are approaching and with it the busiest time of the year for families, people and businesses. How can you get all your shopping done in time for the holidays? By shopping on-line! But how can you stay save while getting more accomplished faster? Check out these tips and ask these questions before you buy.


Google and AARP have joined together in an effort to provide information on a number of important topics, including identity theft. One video that can help you this holiday season is “Safer Shopping On-Line.” In this video, Google Systems Engineer Maile Ohye provides:
*information on trusting your on-line shopping experience and organizations
*four questions you should ask before you buy on-line
*how to tell if your on-line shopping site is secure and what they can and may do with your information once you provide it.
This engineer advocates not using public computers for shopping and banking on-line as they may not be safe. See our article 7 Steps to Protect Yourself with Shared Computers on ways to use a public computer to have a safer shopping experience.

Source: Google and AARP.org One-Line Safety

 

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2 Responses to “Safer Shopping On Line-Tips Just in Time for Our Holiday Shopping”

  1. Melanie Says:

    Great info. I’m glad the AARP is involved in safe online shopping now, as this category tends to be the most wary of online shopping. This can help boost shopping in general and at the same time, keep people from being “had”.
    I personally tend to be more trusting of brick-and-mortar stores so I can see the point there.
    Thanks a bunch for posting this.

  2. laura Says:

    not on topic here i know but i have a few movable type blogs and i’m getting a little fed up of some of the downsides of using it.I cant seem to get the proper url structure that is available with WP without going in manually each time. Another thing is trying to schedule posts which is a real pain. WYSIWYG is a lot less buggy in WP but then on the upside the templates are a liitle easier to edit with Movable Type. Are there any other advantages to movable type blogs over say blogger or wordpress that I might be missing? Oh and Movable Type needs more plugins! – sorry, thats reads a bit like a rant now that I Look over it