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Online Shopping Tip: Make Payments Securely

This news item expired December 16, 2009. It may contain out-of-date information.
Pay by credit card rather than debit card. Credit/charge card transactions are protected by the Fair Credit Billing Act. Cardholders are typically only liable for the first $50 in unauthorized charges. If online criminals obtain your debit card information, they have the potential to empty your bank account.

Never email credit card or other financial/sensitive information. Email is like sending a postcard and other people have the potential to read it.