According to Crime-Stoppers it was projected that in 2016 over 46% of holiday shopping would be done online and 21% of holiday merchandise would be purchased over a smartphone. In addition, in 2015, 1 of every 86 online credit card transactions was a fraudulent attempt. Now, in 2018, one can assume these numbers have substantially increased. That’s a lot of online transactions.
While the holidays are a busy time, full of hustle and bustle, holiday cheer, and holiday stress, it is a prime time for less than savory people to target and take advantage of people who are tired, distracted, and in a hurry.
Don’t be a target. Be aware of your surroundings and when shopping online.
Safety while Shopping
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