Tech Tips: Safer online shopping

By Digital Learning Coordinator Toni McGee

Shopping online more this holiday season? Do it safely, and avoid becoming a victim of online scams, with these resources and tips!

‘Beware amazing deals’: 15 tips from Norton LifeLock

“Beware amazing deals,” especially on social media. That’s one of the 15 tips from Norton LifeLock, a company known for its identity-theft protection services. See all the tips »

‘Do your homework’: Tips from the National Cybersecurity Alliance

“Fraudsters are good at setting up fake e-commerce sites, particularly during the holiday season,” according to this handy PDF tip sheet from the National Cybersecurity Alliance.

Plus: Learn more at the Stay Safe Online website »

‘Be wary of emails requesting information’: Tips from the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

How do attackers target online shoppers, and how can you protect yourself? See the precautions recommended by CISA, part of the Department of Homeland Security »

Do your research & know your rights: ‘Before You Shop’ from USA.gov

Before donating online, purchasing an extended warranty, and more, do your research with these resources from USA.gov.

Take a quick course on online scams from DigitalLearn.org

In about 11 minutes, you can get an overview of online scams and how to deal with them, from DigitalLearn.org (a project of the Public Library Association). Take the Online Scams course »

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About Toni

Toni McGee

Toni McGee is a Digital Learning Coordinator and technology instructor. Toni holds a doctoral degree in Information Technology with a specialization in educational technology. She’s passionate about providing digital learning programs to the community and library staff that will continue to inspire others to never stop learning!

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