Caution During Cyber Monday

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A familiar location that nearly 120 million Americans were expected to be at; the computer.

Monday is the final day to grab great deals before Christmas arrives

Since 2005, we've called it Cyber Monday.

For eleven years, it has saved customers the trouble of waiting in the cold and fighting for store items.

However, the online extravaganza does have its red flags

"When you're handing your credit card information out, you want to know who you're doing business with," says Computer Logic owner Brian White.

Being overly cautious is a good thing.

If you're unsure of a website, search for a physical address and call to confirm that with the store.

The web address bar will usually have a green padlock to reassure your information is safely encrypted.

"Beyond knowing who you're doing business with, make sure anytime you give your credit card information out that you're on a secure site, [and] looking for that padlock. Knowing that you have encrypted communication; it's less likely that that data is going to be stolen somewhere in between," White added.

White emphasizes researching the company you wish to do business with to safely shop online.



 
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