It appears any skittishness about online shopping is fading into the past. Since 2010, online sales in the U.S. have more than doubled; and worldwide next year, the number of e-commerce buyers is expected to surpass 2 billion.
It's ironic that such comfort with online shopping comes at a time when identity theft and security breaches seem to be at an all-time high. Consider the Equifax credit bureau breach that affected the majority of all Americans in 2017. Need a more recent reminder? Look no farther than this summer when a software engineer hacked into Capital One, compromising 140,000 Social Security numbers and 80,000 bank account numbers, along with 1 million Canadian Social Insurance numbers.
Many financial institutions have strengthened security efforts in this environment. Have you beefed up yours?
To help you stay safe when shopping online, couponchief.com has developed a comprehensive Online Shopping Safety Guide that looks at the types of online threats you may encounter and solid tips for online shopping security.
For any consumer who likes to shop with clicks, we highly recommend it.