Tips to stay safe this cyber Monday

NOW: Tips to stay safe this cyber Monday

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Tis the season for shopping! And, unfortunately hacking! If you are planning to hit the web this cyber Monday, here are some things to keep in mind:

Hackers consider the holidays an especially attractive time to strike! Experts say the biggest thing to look out for are fake websites that may take your credit card. To avoid these mishaps first things first:

Slow down. Be aware of your surroundings and stay vigilant.

Use a credit card instead of a debit card, this offers more financial protection.

Keep an eye on your accounts for any suspicious movement.

Always use secure WIFI. Free public WIFI opens up opportunity for scanners.

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