Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Shop Safe

Buying gifts "on-line" this holiday season could leave you feeling less than festive if you become the victim of fraud.

Police are reminding South Shore shoppers of the risks associated with Internet purchases.

RCMP Counterfeit Coordinator, Sgt. Tom Murdock says once your personal information is in the wrong hands its hard to get back

"Once you've sent the information, whether it be credit card or payment card information, over the Internet its kind of hard to actually retract it but the best thing to do is to deal with reputable companies and to ensure that the padlock on your web browser is on... and that everything is safe," says Murdock.

Murdock says you can protect yourself from fraud and identity theft by shopping only from your home computer and monitoring your banking and credit card statements for any unusual activity.