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Posted on: November 27, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Cyber Safety Tips

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As the festive season approaches, the joy of gift-giving is in the air! While the convenience of online shopping can bring deals to your fingertips, let's ensure our community stays safe and secure throughout the holiday season.  Here are some tips to safeguard your online shopping experience:

  • Trusted Websites Only: Stick to well-known online retailers with secure payment options.  Look for "https://" in the website address to ensure a safe connection.
  • Strong, Unique Passwords: Create robust and unique passwords for each account, mixing letters, numbers and symbols to enhance security.
  • Beware of Phishing: Stay vigilant against suspicious emails, messages, or pop-up ads.  Verify the sender's legitimacy before clicking on any links or sharing personal information.
  • Regular Account Monitoring: Keep an eye on your bank and credit card statements to quickly identify any unauthorized transactions. Report suspicious activity promptly.
  • Enable Two-Factor Authentication: Add an extra layer of protection by enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) on your accounts. This ensures enhanced security, even if your password is compromised.

By following these tips, we can create a safer online shopping environment for our community this holiday season. Let's celebrate the holidays with joy, peace of mind, and the knowledge that we're taking proactive steps to keep our digital experiences secure.

Happy Holidays and Safe Shopping!

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