Online Shopping Tips

With busy stores during the holiday season, many shoppers will stay home making their purchases online.

The Consumer Federation of America, released seven new tips for buying online.

1. Check out unfamiliar sellers - Shopper complaints can keep you away from the bad guys.
2. Pay the safest way - Credit cards offer extra protections.
3. Know A Secure Browser - Look for shttp/https where the "S" is for secure.
4. Never pay using a money transfer service - You could be transferring cash to a crook.
5. Keep records of your purchases - Always save or print order documents.
6. Watch out for "phishing" and "smishing" - Legitimate companies will never request confirmation of account information by email or texting.