Shop online only from secure websites

Whether you’re shopping for a birthday present, holiday or just treating yourself to something special, ensure you’re doing so from a safe and reputable website. Anytime you input sensitive information, like credit card numbers, you risk exposing yourself to malicious third parties. Check that the website you’re buying from uses SSL protection by taking a quick glance at the URL. If it includes an “s” at the end of the “http,” that means you’re good to go.