Online Shopping

  • Before making a purchase on a website, check to make sure the address starts with “https:” and/or that there is a padlock icon before it. If not, your card information may not be secure.
  • Remember: Anyone can make a website. If you’re unfamiliar with a company, do some research before you shop online with them.
  • Use a browser that allows you to disable or refuse cookies to avoid being tracked when browsing or shopping online.
  • Sign out of social media and email accounts to avoid being tracked when browsing or shopping online.
  • Disclose only required information (usually marked by an asterisk *) when checking out. Voluntary information is typically used for targeted marketing or advertising purposes and you may receive unwanted solicitations from the company in the future.
  • Keep passwords for your online shopping accounts protected. If a password is compromised, someone may be able to make purchases under your name and card.