Protect Your Personal Information During Online Purchase Transactions

part three of a four-part series

Concept of online shopping with keyboard and credit cardMany Internet users have turned to shopping and buying online, even though they have concerns about the security of their credit card information and the safety of their personal details. Online purchases are here to stay, and while security of your financial information continues to advance, there are still dangers of which to be aware.

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Data Brokers Sell Your Personal Online Information

part one of a four-part series
child on internet

Would you walk up to a stranger on the street and give him or her your name, date of birth, home address, number of children, likes, dislikes and other personal information?

Probably not, but every time you use the Internet, that information is collected and stored in a database. Your personal data is made available for sale to marketing companies, direct Internet sales, and anyone else who wants to target you as a potential customer…or victim of fraud.

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Top Tips for Avoiding Internet Scams

Password thief (phishing)The Internet has opened up a whole world of opportunities to interact with people from all over the world. Unfortunately, the online world has also opened the door for a number of scams and scam artists to try to take advantage of honest people. To avoid becoming a victim, you’ll want to be on the lookout for danger signs.

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Keeping Our Kids Safe Online

child on internetWith the majority of children having Internet access these days, parents need to be on guard to make sure that they are keeping their kids safe from harm. It can be challenging, especially when most parents grew up in a world before cyberspace.

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Recognizing The Signs Of Cyber-Bullying

child on internetCyber-bullying is different from other forms of harassment. The person being targeted receives harmful messages from a variety of devices and online mediums, including cell phones, social media sites, text messages, chat and websites.

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