Holiday Shopping Online: Protect Yourself
Many Alaskans will do some of their holiday shopping on the Internet.
According to the National Retail Federation, 50.8 percent of Americans will make at least one holiday purchase online. But as consumers turn to the Internet to do their shopping so do the fraudsters with their scams. As the busy shopping weekend approaches, First National Bank Alaska suggests that consumers follow some simple steps to protect themselves while shopping online.
"Some people like to shop online because of the convenience and others like the exclusive sales available only on the Web. Whatever the reason, we all have to take steps to protect ourselves and our financial information," said Valerie Bale, First National's Vice President of Electronic Banking. "Don't let the spirit of the season get ruined by online fraud."
For more information, visit www.FNBAlaska.com and click on the "Protect Against Fraud" link.
Established in 1922, First National is Alaska's largest Alaskan-owned and operated bank, with ATMs and 30 branches in 18 communities throughout Alaska.
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