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Online Security Tips for Last Minute Holiday Shoppers 2011

HAVE A SAFE ONLINE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE this Holiday Season from your friendsy at ADT Consumers are turning to online storefronts as their primary means of holiday shopping. Given the increase of online shoppers over the past few years, it's beneficial to understand what web security issues exist and the potential consequences associated with them. It's best to educate yourself now to prevent any mishaps from happening during this hectic time of year. Hectic, yet joyous, time of year. Online Holiday Spending up From Last Year ONLINE HOLIDAY SHOPPING IS D15% UP $19,574 FROM CORRESPONDING DAYS IN 2010 $17,007 2010 2011 Consumers Plan to Spend More This Holiday $854 $808 $717 6% 2010 2011 UP 2009 AVERAGE PLANNED SPENDING AMOUNT FROM 2010 More Shoppers are Turning to Social & Deal-Centric Resources 27 X 28 16* PONING SITES SOCIAL NETWORKING GROUP BUYING SITES Beware of SPAMMY WEBSITES Top 10 Internet Grimes e Non-delivery Payment 14.40% FBI-Related Scams 13.20% Identity Theft 9.80% Computer Crimes 9.10% Miscellaneous Fraud 8.60% Advance Fee Fraud 7.60% Spam 6.90% Auction Fraud 5.90% Credit Card Fraud 5.30% Overpayment Fraud 5.30% USE A SECURE BROWSER TIP Make sure you have the latest version available from the manufacturer 8.1 MILLION ONLINE METHODS ACCOUNTED FOR 11* AMERICANS WERE VICTIMS OF IDENTITY FRAUD IN 201O CHECK THE SITE'S PRIVACY POLICY TIP Each site states how your information will be used or shared from a Recent Online Shopping & Gyber-Intrusion Survey 75% of participants thought that a firewall alone could protect them while online ONLY MAKE SECURE ONLINE PURCHASES The beginning of the URL should show 'https' to confirm the site is secure and have a lock symbol TIP AFTER SUFFERING IDENTITY THEFT, 46% 23% 22% installed antivirus, switched their switched their anti-spyware, or a firewall on their computer primary bank or credit union credit card companies KEEP RECORDS OF YOUR ONLINE TRANSACTIONS TIP O 2008 • 2009 2010 49 38 34 57 48 49 12 11 5% A Police Report Was Filed No Legal Actions Were Taken An Arrest FEWER FRAUD CONSUMERS ARE TAKING LEGAL ACTION Was Made 11% 7* 5° 3% 2% A Prosecution A Civil Suit Was Filed 8% Was Made 3° A Conviction Was Made Report Problems Immediately! The Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA) and Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA) These both establish protections against lost or stolen credit or debit cards, and procedures for resolving errors on credit and bank account statements. IDENTITY THEFT IDENTITY FRAUD Occurs after the exposure of personal information; typically someone's personal information is taken by another individual without explicit permission. Actual misuse of information for financial gain and occurs when criminals use illegally obtained personal information to make purchases or withdrawals, create false accounts or modify existing ones and/or attempt to obtain services such as employment or health care. ADT ADT Always There ® For More Online Safety and Security Tips, visit Home Security Source at Sources: http://www.thinkwithgoogle.comvinsights/ibrary/studies/2011-holiday-consumer-intentions/ The_Aftermath_2004_Study.shtml Approaches 20_Billion_for_First_34_Days

Online Security Tips for Last Minute Holiday Shoppers 2011

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The Holidays are approaching fast, which means time for online shopping is ticking away. With the hustle and bustle to finish all the people on your list, make sure that you’re not rushing around to...



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