For the third and last installment in our series on how to stay safer when you shop online this holiday season, we have a few tips on what to do if you think you might already be a victim of a shopping scam.
Check your statements. If you think you might have given away personal or financial information to a cybercriminal, check your bank and credit card statements. You should do this regularly, especially over the holidays.
Get more information about what to do if you think you’ve been a victim of a scam.
Change your passwords. Change your passwords on shopping sites, your email account, bank account, and other online financial institutions. Don’t use the same passwords for each of these accounts.
Get more information about creating strong passwords.
Report scams, fraud, identity theft, or other abuse.
For more information about how to stay safer when you shop online, see part one and part two in this series.