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26 November 2019

Protect yourself against online scammers this Black Friday

Top tips for shopping online safely

1. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is - be wary of prices that are too low
2. Type websites straight into your browser, and don't just click on links in emails
3. Use a complex password for each online account, and make sure you update these regularly
4. Set up an email account specifically to deal with online shopping. Use as little personal information on this account as possible
5. Always look out for the ‘padlock' icon at the bottom of the browser or next to the web address when making payments online - this indicates a website uses encryption
6. Avoid using public or share computers when making payments online
7. Make sure your security software is up to date
8. Check your credit card statements as often as possible to make sure spot any anomalies

Last updated: 26 November 2019 | Last reviewed: 26 November 2019

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