Tips to avoid online shopping scams

These include checking out the website’s credibility or learning to shield your credit card info from unauthorised eyes

A steady rise in online card fraud in recent years accelerated during the pandemic as more people shopped on the Internet. PHOTO: REUTERS
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(NYTIMES) - You are expected to do much of the holiday shopping online this year even as the pandemic recedes, and it is expected that criminals will be following along. So here are some tips for safe digital shopping.

There is a steady rise in online card fraud in recent years, and it accelerated during the pandemic as more people shopped on the Internet to avoid brick-and-mortar stores. Losses from online card fraud are expected to reach almost US$8 billion (S$10.8 billion) by the end of this year and that's just in the United States.

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