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Shop safely online and on your phoneThis holiday shopping season, Americans are expected to spend more money online than in stores. CNET's Lexy Savvides has tips on how you can shop safely while hunting for deals.
Shopping online from your computer or mobile is more convenient and popular than ever. But it's also become more dangerous, with thieves finding new ways to steal your information. So try to limit the number of places you type in your credit card details. Payment services like PayPal, Apple Pay, MasterCard Masterpass and Visa Checkout let you pay across multiple sites. Essentially what that does is keeps your credit card information in one place instead of giving it to. Dozens of different merchants. Before you even get to a payment page, look for clues that it's a legitimate and secure site or app. You wanna make sure that there's that little green closed lock up in the left hand corner. If you're gonna use one of those shopping apps. You have to be really careful that it's what it claims to be. And beware of emails promising deals. Click through to it from your web browser, rather than clicking from an email because there are a lot of scam emails. Mobile purchases are expected to account for 34% of online revenue this holiday shopping season. According to a Adobe Analytics. So take advantage of the security features on your phone, like biometrics, to add an extra layer of protection. So if you have the ability to use Touch ID or a fingerprint or anything like that to keep your information secure, so before you have to pay Means that. If you're shopping on the go, don't be tempted to use public wi-fi. You should imagine when you're using a public wi-fi network that anyone can see anything you're sending. It's better to use your data. Taking precautions when shopping online can help stop getting more you bag in full. In San Francisco, Lexy Savvides, CNET.com, for CBS news.