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Shopping Online? Be Wary of Crime.The New Berlin Police Department wants to share this information to help protect you from online scams this holiday season.It’s that time of year again—when jingle bells, sparkling snowflakes, and singing snowmen take center stage, relegating scary goblins and ghost costumes to the clearance shelves. But for many, the holiday season is the busiest and most stressful time of the year. And with the country facing a struggling economy, many Americans may feel extra pressure on their pockets this holiday season.This year, in an effort to save gas money, many may find themselves searching for that perfect gift online. Unfortunately, thieves like to take advantage of consumers during this time of year. They exploit the giving nature of the season and use consumers’ elevated stress levels and hectic schedules to their benefit. It’s very important for online shoppers to know how to protect themselves from the various threats that exist on the Web.
Secure personal computers by updating security software. Every computer should have anti-virus software, anti-spyware, and anti-spam software, as well as a good firewall installed. Firewalls and anti-virus software are the first line of defense. They help keep computers safe and secure.Keep personal information private and passwords secure. Do not respond to requests to “verify” your password or credit card information unless you initiated the contact. Legitimate businesses will not contact you in this manner.