Shop safely online during the holidays with these 10 tips

During the holiday season, while making purchases online be sure to take the necessary steps to protect yourself. Use security software and firewalls to keep your information secure. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
Rebecca GramugliaSpecial to Anza Valley OutlookWith Black Friday deals being announced early, it is important to practice safe internet habits as many head online to purchase gifts this holiday season.And according to a recent survey from, the USA’s most generous cashback site, 88% of Americans will be doing the majority of their holiday shopping online.Here are 10 tips to help safely navigate online shopping this holiday season.1. Stay away from suspicious websites.If you are looking for the hottest toy of the season, you may come across a variety of sites including some you have never shopped at before; however, if you see one that seems questionable, has an outdated design and/or has multiple pop-up windows, it may not be a legitimate retailer s
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