Experts preach caution over online holiday shopping

If you're hurrying as you do your online holiday shopping, you'd better slow down and pay…

Georgia (Nov 29, 2010) — If you're hurrying as you do your online holiday shopping, you'd better slow down and pay attention to the bad habits that can get your financial information stolen.

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Friday, November 26, 2010
 
Kennesaw State University professor Jennifer Priestley says doing online shopping at the airport or a coffee shop is just asking thieves to steal your information because it's a public network.

"People are sitting around in coffee shops, or they're waiting for their plane, and they use that as an opportunity to make some last minute purchases," said Priestley.  "And the bad guys are walking around with their scanners, looking for people like you and me."


And she says be careful you're ordering from a legit website.

 


 

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