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Cybercrime Prevention Project | Fact Sheet #7: Shopping More Safely Online

Year after year, more people shop online. Whether you live somewhere rural or just don’t like going to the mall, online shopping satisfies our need for convenience in modern life. Shopping online is generally safe, and if you’re using the Web site of a famous retail chain with stores in the offline world, there’s really not much to worry about. However, you can encounter some risks along the way.