Another Black Friday is in the history books, but you still have another chance to save. Today is Cyber Monday, which began years ago as a way to encourage more of us to shop online rather than in stores. Many sites have been running online sales for over a week now, while others like Amazon and Walmart started even earlier than that. Cyber Monday marks the end of this run of sales, so here are a few tips to stay safe while you shop. Like any other day, make sure your anti-virus software is up-to-date. If any offer seems too good to be true, it probably is – no one’s selling an iPad Air for $100. Don’t click on any links or offers from sites you don’t recognize. Make sure you make all purchases with a credit card to stay safe and be protected by federal law. Finally, look for https:// in the address bar and the “lock” in the lower-right corner of the screen. These ensure you’re on a safe and secure URL.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.