WINNIPEG –With Manitoba businesses unable to sell non-essential items in-person right now, many people will be turning to online shopping this holiday season.
However, with increased online shopping comes the increased risk of fraud and identity theft.
Beatrice Dyce from the consumer protection branch of Manitoba Finance said with Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the holidays on the horizon, it is a good time for consumers to keep online safety at the forefront of their minds.
She recommends that shoppers use companies that are familiar to them.
“As we take steps to protect our friends and family and neighbours during the pandemic, online shopping closer to home is a great way to support your favourite Manitoba companies and also support your local economy,” she said, noting that online safety tips apply whether or not someone is shopping local.
HOW DO YOU KEEP YOUR INFO SAFE?
To keep personal and credit card information safe, Dyce recommends that …