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Online Shopping Tip: Secure Your Transactions

This news item expired December 9, 2009. It may contain out-of-date information.
Look for the "lock" icon on the browser's status bar and be sure ’https“ appears in the website‘s address bar before making an online purchase. The "s" stands for "secure“ and indicates that the webpage is encrypted. Some browsers can be set to warn the user if they are submitting information that is not encrypted.