Understanding safe online practices while shopping and using the internet can prevent you from losing your identity or your money to scammers! Here are a few tips:

  1. Do not open or respond to emails from people you don’t know claiming that you have won a prize. 
  2. Be cautious about opening attachments and downloading files from emails, regardless of who sent them.
  3. Do not download programs from the internet onto your computer unless they are from a reliable source.
  4. Do not email financial information or account numbers.
  5. Use trusted security software and make sure it’s updated regularly.

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