Today is Cyber Monday
Monday, November 26, 2012 2:30 AM
The Monday after Black Friday is called Cyber Monday. It's a day for great deals to be found on the world wide web.There won't be pushing and shoving, in long lines around the stores or waiting for the stores to open in the frigid weather, but Cyber Monday comes along with its own dangers.
The Putnam County Sentinel does not wish to promote any website for Cyber Monday.
Make sure you are buying from a secure site. Too many sites pretend to have deals with a place to enter your credit card information. A few ways to check if the site is real: 1. Check for security marking at the bottom of the screen. 2. Stick to sites you already know and use. And 3. If the deal is too good to be true, it probably is.
Do not trust all of your promotional emails. Your inbox is probably flooded with emails for Cyber Monday. You may get emails that promote a site that may hold a virus. Not every email is official, so if you don't regularly receive an email from the sender, chances are it's a scam.
And finally, be careful when shopping on a phone or tablet. Because your signal for a wireless device is a WIFI connection, the security of your information that you type when buying an item is at risk. Wireless networks should be password-protected.
So instead of going out and braving the cold, today is the day to sit on your couch, in the luxury of your own home and Christmas shop until you drop.