Your Safety is at the Top of Our Wish List
Crowded malls, packed parking lots, and even internet shopping sites are all opportunities for criminals to take advantage of holiday excitement to steal your belongings, your money, or your identity. We hope the following shopping safety tips help to keep your holiday season happy!
♦♦ Shop with merchants you know and trust.
Confirm the seller’s contact information in case you have questions or problems in the future.
♦♦ Always use a credit card online. Never use your debit card or pay by check online; this opens your checking account up to fraud.
Make sure the transaction is secure. (Look for the closed padlock icon
in your browser window frame and the "https" in the URL when you go to the checkout page.)
♦♦ Confirm the bottom line price, shipping schedule, and return policy.
♦♦ Print all transaction records and any other useful information pertaining to your purchase.
♦♦ Finally, beware of emails offering outrageous deals; if it seems too good to be true, it probably is!
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