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Cyber cons

Internet fraud often consists of scams that con artists have been using for years - only now they have a new medium and new victims to exploit. Here are some tips to help you navigate safely through cyberspace.

  • Shop online only with companies you know. If you don't know a company, ask for a print catalog before you decide to order electronically.
  • Use a secure browser that will encrypt or scramble purchase information.
  • Never give out your Internet password. Never.
  • Make sure your children know to never give out their full name, address or phone number.