Shop online -- safely -- this holiday season!
Happily, today's Wall Street Journalhas some tips (subscription required) to help you stay safe and secure during your web-aided shopping adventures. The tips are update your security software, determine if the store is legit, avoid crazy good deals, try a temporary card number (talk to your issuer for information on that), and verify your bank's emails.
When you're shopping online, stick with reputable sites that everyone uses: You can buy pretty much anything on Amazon.com these days, and avoid person to person sites.
And ya know those pop-ups that tell you you won a $500 gift certificate to Best Buy? If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is...