Cyber Monday and Online Shopping Season: What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself


Online holiday shopping continues to grow in popularity. According to American Express, for the first time, more people are expected to shop online on Cyber Monday than visit brick and mortar stores on Black Friday.[1] Shoppers are expected to spend nearly $62 billion online throughout the holiday season this year, up more than 15% from 2012. The use of mobile devices for online shopping (mcommerce) is projected to reach almost $10 billion for the 2013 holiday season[2], as more consumers are using these devices to compare prices, research products, locate stores, and make purchases to a larger degree than ever before.

Whether you'll be conducting transactions from your desktop, laptop or mobile device, keep these tips in mind to help protect yourself from identity theft and other malicious activity on Cyber Monday, and throughout the year:


Contact the seller or the site operator directly to resolve any issues. You may also contact the following:


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