The Care recipient (cr) shops on the internet a lot and wants to know how to keep credit or debit card account s numbers from being stolen

Try: Look for signs that the business is legitimate buy from stores and sellers that have a good reputation find out what other shoppers say sites like epinions com or bizrate have customer evaluations which can help determine if a company is legitimate look for seals of approval companies can put these seals on their sites if they follow a set of high standards such as how personal

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Financial, Personal, Social

Information: Can be used two seals to look for are the better business bureau bbb online and truste click on these logos to make sure they go to the organization that created them on the web page where credit card or other personal information is entered look for an s after http in the web address of that page make sure there is a tiny closed padlock in the address bar or on the lower right corner of the window pay attention to warning messages given by the internet browser internet explorer 7 or 8 if a window pops up on the screen warning of a possible unsecure web site follow the instructions to leave the web site keep web browser updated information

References: A adapted from microsoft online safety from microsoft com

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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