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Christmas cheer or cyber fear?

by MACC’s Technical Support Team

With the holidays right around the corner we often shop around online for the best deals. We scan through our emails looking for coupons and ads from companies we may have subscribed to or bought from in the past. Always exercise caution when spending money online. There are a few tips and tricks to keeping your information safe while shopping on the web.

First and foremost, make sure the sites you are logging into are legitimate. Accessing a company’s online page from an email could potentially take you to a false site if you aren’t paying attention. By looking at the top of your web browser address bar you may see a padlock symbol. This symbol means the site is safe and secure to use. Another way to know is if the web address starts with HTTPS and not HTTP. A good way to protect your credit card information is to use a payment vendor such as Google Wallet, PayPal, or Venmo. These methods are an added layer of security to help keep your information out of the wrong hands.

When out and about, avoid using public wifi to buy items online as they could pose as a threat to you and your financial information. By being extra cautious, you can steer clear of scams and credit card hacks. Happy shopping from your Technical Support team here at MACC!

If you have any questions, or if there is anything we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to contact your MACC Tech Support Team and we will be happy to help! We can be reached at 402-533-5300, or via email, at [email protected].


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