Safe Online Shopping

FBI Provides Holiday Online Shopping Safety Tips


The FBI issued a series of reminders and tips for online shoppers to avoid becoming victims during the holiday season, including:

  • Monitor personal credit information and review bank statements;
  • Shop only on reputable online sites;
  • Before clicking on a result in a search engine, inspect the URL of the destination website for misspellings or extra characters. Verify that the site's payment page's URL begins with "HTTPS," not just "HTTP";
  • Be wary if you are requested to act quickly or if there is an emergency that requires your attention; and more.

Please keep these important tips in mind. In addition, if an email, phone call, or question about your bank account, debit card number, or personal security seems suspicious, please don't hesitate to let our customer care team know.