The weather, the crowds, and the deals are just a few things that can make online holiday shopping irresistible. Not only can shopping be completed in a few simple clicks, but you can complete your entire shopping list from the comfort of your sofa. Still, each year cyber criminals find new ways to scam the growing number of online holiday shoppers.
Online holiday sales are projected to increase 16.2% this year (according to an eMarketer research study) with revenue totaling $123 billion. In 2017, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center received nearly 300,000 online theft complaints with losses totaling $1.4 billion. While these figures are daunting, there are several things you can do to protect your identity and your bank account. The National Cyber Security Alliance has some tips to help you stay safe while shopping online. Click here to learn more.