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How To #Shop Safely #Online During the #Holidays

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Shopping online for your holiday gifts is incredibly convenient. Why stand in long lines at the mall, when you can find everything you need for your friends and family in your pajamas? The National Retail Federation reports that 59 percent of consumers shop online for the holidays. But you can also open yourself up to identity theft, scams and hacking.

Here are a few ways to keep your information safe.

1. Only shop on websites that have a reputation for being trustworthy with your financial information, like Amazon or Target.com. Moreover, it helps to track your credit score to ensure that you haven’t been hacked. Forty-five percent (45%) of people use a credit monitoring tool so that they have access to tools and resources they need to improve or protect their credit, according to the 2017 Capital One Credit Protection Survey.

2. Check the url of the website. Never put your credit card information online unless there is a padlock icon, and the url starts with “https”. This is called a secure sockets layer or SSL. “Use different passwords for different websites whenever possible, specifically ensuring your banking password is different for other merchants,” says Sarah Strauss, head of fraud and managing vice president, U.S. Card at Capital One

3. Track your credit report on a regular basis so you’ll know when something goes wrong. Thirty-six percent (36%) of people could be doing more to protect their credit, according to the same survey. “You can regularly monitor your credit with a free tool like CreditWise,” says Strauss. “Also, sign up for purchase notifications from your credit card company or bank so you know when your card is used.”

4. Avoid simple passwords. Have at least eight characters that include both upper and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols. Never use your date of birth, name, or any other personal information that a hacker can guess. “If your information is compromised, a fraudster can use that information to open new accounts, access existing accounts, and/or use stolen credit card numbers to make fraudulent purchases,” says Strauss. “One of the biggest risks to your credit score is if a fraudster opens an account in your name, and then defaults on the loan.”

In the worst case scenario, you still have the power to save your credit score. If you see that someone has stolen your identity, you can call one of the three major credit bureaus — Experian, Equifax or TransUnion — and do a credit freeze. This means that you cannot open any new cards under your own name. But the thief can’t, either.

“While your liability for credit card fraud is limited, the process to clean up the fraudulent information on your credit bureau can be time consuming,” says Strauss. “In a world where our information is increasingly digital, the best strategy for consumers is to be vigilant and regularly monitor your credit report and bank accounts to catch fraud quickly.”

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Man, 60, arrested over chip shop ‘assault’ on boys

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ A 60-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting two schoolboys in a chip shop. The incident happened on Friday, May 5, at Marco’s Fish and Chips on Caldon Road in …

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Breakup Shop Makes Breaking Up Easy

CNN – Mar 2 – The Canadian duo, Mackenzie and Evan Keast, started a breakup site called Breakup Shop. Users can order a breakup text or breakup phone call for $10 and $29, respectively. Read More….

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The Breakup Shop Helps People With Breaking Up

MASHABLE – Nov 14 – The Breakup Shop is a new company that helps people breakup with their significant other for $10 – $40. Read More….

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Samantha Cameron ‘sent messages to Rebekah Brooks through intermediaries in Chipping Norton shop’ during phone hacking scandal

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Samantha Cameron sent messages via intermediaries at a shop in Chipping Norton to Rebekah Brooks after David Cameronreportedly “threw her to the wolves” during the phone hacking scandal, an excerpt from the former Tory donor Lord Ashcroft’s book has claimed. More claims about the Prime Minister’s private life from the former Conservative party treasurer’s unauthorised biography, co-written with journalist Isabel Oakeshott, were published in theDaily Mail on Tuesday. These excerpts described the gatherings of wealthy elite members of the Chipping Norton set, including the Camerons, Brooks, Jeremy Clarkson and reports of their weekends in the Cotswolds together. Excerpts published on Monday detailed extraordinary allegations about Mr Cameron’s time at Oxford University, including the lurid claim that the Prime Minister had inserted his genitals into the mouth of a dead pig during a bizarre initiation ceremony for the Piers Gaveston society. However, the book claims Mr Cameron turned his back on Brooks and Charlie when they were arrested on phone hacking charges. Brooks, the former editor of The Sun and the News of the World,was cleared of all charges relating to the hacking the scandal and returned to her former job as chief executive of News International in September. Her husband was also cleared […]

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Teen busted by Liberty HS officials with more than $3,000 worth of heroin, cocaineiberty High School student who was playing hooky at a doughnut shop and was spotted by a teacher and escorted to the school got in deeper trouble when officials there searched his backpack. The student, a 17-year-old who in March transferred to the Bethlehem school from New Jersey, was arrested around noon Thursday. Police said he had 285 packets of heroin and 43 of cocaine, with a street value of as much as $4,000.

A Liberty High School student who was playing hooky at a doughnut shop and was spotted by a teacher and escorted to the school got in deeper trouble when officials there searched his backpack.

The student, a 17-year-old who in March transferred to the Bethlehem school from New Jersey, was arrested around noon Thursday. Police said he had 285 packets of heroin and 43 of cocaine, with a street value of as much as $4,000.

“This is not a high school kid dealing drugs in school,” said Joseph J. Roy, superintendent of the Bethlehem Area School District. “As a minor, he was being used by adults to transport drugs.

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