With Black Friday almost over here are some facts to help keep you safe online in time for Cyber Monday.
- Last year online scams are estimated to have cost the UK £670 million
- Look for an ‘s’ after ‘http’ in the URL bar to make sure your transactions are encrypted
- 78% of shoppers use the internet to purchase or research future purchases every year
- Bookmark reliable shopping sites. Replying on search engines can increase your risk of visiting malicious sites
- Online shoppers are predicted to spend a record £222,222 every minute on Cyber Monday
- Beware of fake retail Apps. Just because an App has the Amazon or eBay logo does not necessarily mean that it was created by the company
- Don’t use the same password for different online accounts. Include upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters to stay secure.
** Information taken from LV
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