Cybershoppers, beware

III reminds us that we need to be careful when shopping online:

Shopping online may be easier than braving the crowds of the mall, but it’s important to make sure that convenience doesn’t come at the price of your identity.

An annual survey by internet security firm Webroot of more than 2,660 individuals in the U.S., UK and Australia, found that some of consumers’ online habits – including using search engines and public WiFi for online gift buying – may put them at risk.

It also found that one in seven respondents has already become a victim of credit, debit or PayPal account fraud this year.

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