By Digital Learning Coordinator Toni McGee
Shopping online more this holiday season? Do it safely, and avoid becoming a victim of online scams, with these resources and tips!
‘Beware amazing deals’: 15 tips from Norton LifeLock
“Beware amazing deals,” especially on social media. That’s one of the 15 tips from Norton LifeLock, a company known for its identity-theft protection services. See all the tips »
‘Keep an eye on your bank account’: Tips from the National Cybersecurity Alliance
“Your first line of defense against identity theft and fraud is to pay close attention to your financial records, like bank statements and credit card transactions,” according to this handy article from the National Cybersecurity Alliance.
Plus: Learn more at the Stay Safe Online website »
‘Be wary of emails requesting information’: Tips from the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
How do attackers target online shoppers, and how can you protect yourself? See the precautions recommended by CISA, part of the Department of Homeland Security »
Do your research & know your rights: ‘Before You Shop’ from USA.gov
Before donating online, purchasing an extended warranty, and more, do your research with these resources from USA.gov.
Take a quick course on online scams from DigitalLearn.org
In about 11 minutes, you can get an overview of online scams and how to deal with them, from DigitalLearn.org (a project of the Public Library Association). Take the Online Scams course »
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Toni McGee is a Digital Learning Coordinator and technology instructor. Toni holds a doctoral degree in Information Technology with a specialization in educational technology. She’s passionate about providing digital learning programs to the community and library staff that will continue to inspire others to never stop learning!