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14 Dec: How to Shop Online in A Safe, Secure Way

Doing a lot of digital holiday shopping this year? Then you’re among the estimated 40 percent of holiday shoppers going online who are likely to spend roughly 70 percent more than their in-store-only counterparts.

Those estimates from a retail research group are big news to retailers — and to hackers looking to steal your credit card number, merchandise or identity.

So you’ll want to protect yourself while you’re shopping online.

Geek Squad Agent Rob Duve of Phoenix has some tips that will help keep your personal and payment information protected.


09 Dec: How to Defend Doorstep Deliveries from Holiday Grinches

You ordered something online, but you’re not going to be home when it’s delivered. What do you do?

Free holiday shipping is a great perk for shoppers this time of year but, sadly, there are Grinches out there who will steal packages from doorsteps.

Fortunately, there are many options to protect your packages.

  • For starters, sign up for delivery-tracking notifications. That way you’ll know when you need to be home to get your package.
  • If you’re expecting something delivered by UPS, you can go online and designate whether a delivery person can or cannot leave a package without getting your signature.