Canadians expected to shop on line in record numbers this season
OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - With Canadians planning to shop on line in
record numbers this holiday season, Trend Micro Canada's Ottawa based
internet security experts are offering their five top tips for a safe
on line shopping experience.
"It is both fast and simple to prevent spam and malware from becoming
the gifts that give nothing but grief," said Trend Micro's George
McTaggart. "When shopping on line, make sure you are buying through
legitimate sites and companies."
Bookmark reliable online shopping sites. Relying on search engine results can lead you to malicious sites.
Ignore suspicious offers via email. Three out of four spam attachments are malicious in nature. Spam
offerings use discounts that may contain malicious links or file
attachments that lead to system infection.
Verify unbelievable offers. Spam and online ads offering mind boggling promos and discounts can
lead to web threats.
Double check payment sites urls. Phishers trick users into giving out personal information via spoofed
pages. Be careful - two of the most commonly phished sites are eBay
After you have made your purchase, check your billing statements to
monitor transactions. Immediately report any discrepancy to your bank.
According to the latest numbers available from Statistics Canada, the
value of orders placed online by Canadians reached $18.9 billion
in 2012, up 24% from 2010 when the survey was last conducted. The
average online shopper made about 13 separate orders and spent
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