Online shopping convenient, but has some risks

Shopping online has become increasingly popular, and although convenient, it does come with some risks.  The Pulaski Police Department would like to offer the following safety tips to reduce the risk of becoming a victim:

*Type the URL in the address bar rather than using a search engine to avoid malicious links

*When making an online purchase, make sure the site is an “https” rather than just “http”

*Manage and protect your online passwords.

*Use a temporary credit card when making online purchases.

*Do not click on advertisements.

*Avoid using public Wi-fi when making online purchases.

*As always, monitor your accounts regularly.