Online Holiday Shoppers Beware

Below are some tips for online shoppers from Business Data Services, our Southcreek neighbor.

Top 5 safety tips for safer online shopping:
1. When submitting information online, make sure there is a “lock” icon on the browser’s status bar
(and that it is “locked”).

2. Keep your operating system, anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall software up to date. And, use anti-virus and/or firewalls
on every computer you own/use.

3. Use credit cards rather than debit cards. And, try to make all of your online transactions with one credit card, if you have
more than one.

4. Keep a record of what you pay for and always check your online purchases off against your statement[s].

5. Always check the privacy policy of any Web site that requests personal details. If the Web site is requesting this type of
information and does not have a privacy policy, it is not wise to submit your information.

For more information, please visit www.bdsnow.com or give us a call at 913-239-0368. Happy Holidays!

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