Earlier this week we told you about the myth that most identity theft occurs online. Today's myth is about online shopping.

Myth: Making purchases on the Internet is risky.

Fact: Most security experts agree that the risk of fraud is greater with offline purchases.

To shop more safely online with Internet Explorer:

  • Look for https ("s" stands for secure) in the Web address and a closed padlock beside it or in the lower right corner of the browser window.
  • Create strong passwords for all online accounts, particularly those used for banking or shopping.
  • Consider the reputation of the company or website from which you buy.
  • Never make online financial transactions on a public or shared computer, or on a public wireless network.

Download a brochure with more myths and facts:

How Dangerous is the Online World?: Myth vs. Fact XPS | PDF

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