I couldn't blame you if you decided to do all of your holiday shopping online this year. After all, fighting the crowds seems a lot worse than wrestling the mouse. But the reality is this: There are pitfalls to online shopping as well and the most pernicious are not obvious.
This is the time of year that thieves are out in force, hoping that you make a mistake so they can sell you counterfeit goods, steal your credit card number or even your identity.
Here's what you need to know to avoid the downsides of online shopping:
Ultimately, it looks like the majority of us will spend some time online shopping for holiday gifts. My suggestion: Don't allow the pressure of getting that last-minute gift to compromise your security.
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