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security1Holiday season is the busiest season for online shopping. This is also the season when cybercriminals get active to stealing personal information. On this account, experts encourage users to protect their personal data and avoid clicking links sent via emails. It is also advised to verify merchant first before payment. You can also use tech apps for secured payments.

For credit card users, you can use a specific card just for holiday shopping. And lastly, it pays to check your statement of account to spot any suspicious amount or purchase you did not do. If such thing happens, notify your bank immediately.

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Dumbarton and the Vale’s police department issued practical advices for its residents on how to avoid fraudsters and scammers like mystery sale offers, card skimming, and fraud callers.

To avoid fraud, residents are encouraged to avoid doorstep conmen who pressure people on buying overpriced items, the pretending workmen maintenance who can rob you at home, subscription traps like ‘free’ trials, and loopholes in computer products.

It also important to safeguard personal information, create strong passwords and use separate ones in different accounts. Make sure to check financial statements and report any suspicious transaction. Lastly, shred any personal or financial documents when disposing them.

Source: Dumbaton Reporter