Cyber Monday is upon us. Millions of Americans will turn to their digital devices to find that perfect gift for the special people in their life. And while the conveniences of online shopping have made it popular, there are many security threats that come with digital commerce.
Public Safety Officer Jeff DeJonge has some tips to keep your financial security safe during the holiday season.
In the unfortunate circumstance that you do have a cyber security breach, immediately notify your credit card provider and contact the Public Safety Department at 616.949.7010.
“Ultimately, it comes down to using common sense and taking precaution,” DeJonge said. “If a website looks shady, don’t interact with it. If you’re not using a secure wifi network, wait till you can. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
“Just by taking a few minutes to assess the situation before making any transaction, can be the difference between having a safe, happy holiday season and dealing with the headache of cyber fraud.”