7 Ways to Guard Your Wallet — and Identity — When Shopping Online

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Safeguarding your sensitive information while online is important as the holidays approach.

Shopping online entails transmitting personal and financial data. Americans did $63.1 billion worth of shopping online from desktop computers during the 2016 holiday season. That was a 12 percent increase from the prior year, according to analytics company comScore.

So to help you prepare for this holiday shopping season, we’re rounded up key tips for protecting your wallet and identity online.

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