In May 2010, Retail Sales at non-store retailers topped $29 billion, up 16 percent from May 2009. Clearly, Americans are doing an increasing amount of shopping online. And we're paying our bills online, too.
But how well are we protecting our identities?
In this 5-minute piece from NBC's The Today Show, you'll learn the basics of online fraud and methods to minimize the likelihood of identity theft. Furthermore, the tips go beyond the basic "choose a challenging password". For example, you'll hear about:
- Why you shouldn't pay bills from a coffee shop
- Who might be hiding behind an unprotected public wifi network
- The dangers of storing credit card numbers with an online retailer