Protecting Yourself Online

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Consumer Assistance Hotline:
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(800) 697-1220

Consumer Complaint Form
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Taking safety precautions while online can reduce the likelihood of exposing personally dentifying information to identity thieves. 

Internet Terms
A glossary of commonly used online terms

Internet Safety Tips
Tips to safeguard online consumer transactions

Online Auctions
Internet auctions are becoming the most popular way to shop online. This guide is designed to show you how to get the most out of your internet auction experience

Consumer Tips for Online Shopping
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, online retail sales totaled over $100 billion last year. The Internet offers many benefits that are not available in a store or mall. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and allows users to shop from the comfort of their homes. Nevertheless, shopping online is not without risk. This brochure offers tips and advice to help ensure that any transactions you make online are safe and secure

Phishing Scam Prevention Tips
Follow these tips to help avoid getting "hooked" by a phishing scam


Last Modified: June 22, 2011