Protect Yourself While Online Shopping [VIDEO]

When shopping online, know your rights as a consumer and recognize the signs of a scam before it’s too late. We found these tips and a video to help shop online with a little more peace of mind. These steps and precautions will help you protect yourself from identity theft, prevent online fraud, and avoid paying higher prices.

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Remember to:

  • Keep track of when your items are set to ship. Most retailers ship within 30 days of purchase unless otherwise specified.
  • Pay by credit card for extra protection. This will prevent you from paying for things you ordered but didn’t get, or for fraudulent sales in your name.
  • Read the reviews for a company. Doing this before buying will give you a better understanding of their reputation and business practices.

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