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Online shopping can be fun and easy. You click a few buttons and get a package delivered to your door.

But it doesn’t always go so smoothly. The FBI receives increasing complaints about buyers who don’t receive the goods they purchase online. Many people fall for “deals” advertised on social media or search engine shopping pages that are not legitimate.

Read the NortonLifeLock article “15 Tips for Safer Online Shopping” to learn safety tips so you can avoid becoming the latest victim, including the following:

  1. Shop with reputable retailers
  2. Vet new-to-you businesses
  3. Beware of amazing deals
  4. Don’t browse on public Wi-Fi
  5. Use a VPN
  6. Pick strong passwords
  7. Check site security before you buy
  8. Don’t fall for email scams
  9. Guard your personal information
  10. Pay with credit, not debit
  11. Add extra security with a virtual credit card
  12. Keep an eye out for fraud
  13. Mind the details
  14. Track your stuff
  15. Report scammers