Monday, November 26, 2012
Please check out these safety tips on precautions you can take when doing your online holiday shopping.
CyberMonday is just around the corner, and more people do their holiday shopping online today in ever-growing numbers. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Lisle Patch on Facebook. But there are risks to online shopping — risks that require the shopper to be savvy to potential threats. IDentity Theft 911, which provides identity management and data risk management services, offers these tips on how online consumers can protect themselves against online scams and identity theft. Top tips include: SOURCE: IDentity Theft 911
Monday, November 28, 2011
The Better Business Bureau offers tips on how to avoid giving online hackers and scammers a shopping bonanza this holiday shopping season.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Monday, November 28, 2011
If you didn’t get gifts for everybody on your list on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, don’t despair, there’s always Cyber Monday. In fact, according to shopping experts, it has now become the most popular day to shop for the holidays—and why not? You get to avoid all the crowds. However, shopping online opens you up to scammers and hackers just waiting to take advantage of the latest trend. “The convenience and ease of shopping online has replaced the hassle of going to the store for many people—but online shopping has its own set of risks,” said Fred T. Elsberry Jr., president and CEO of the BBB serving metro Atlanta, Athens and northeast Georgia. “Taking steps to avoid the fraud online will result in a much happier holiday for …
Friday, November 26, 2010
Just because the trees are bare doesn't mean activities are. Today kicks off a slew of Christmas and winter-themed events.
While the final leaves drop—along with the temperature—the Morton Arboretum is gearing up for an active winter season. Boasted as the fourth most visited garden in the entire nation, the "tree zoo" rakes in over 800,000 visitors each year. (Public relations manager Gina Tedesco said 40,000 people came to watch the leaves change in October alone.) Karin Jaros, assistant director of membership, said some people don't realize there are winter events and classes. "Many people are looking for something for their kids," she said. "The Arboretum meets many needs for different people. People play in the snow, attend activities, shop in the store... however they want to use it is great." Winter festivities officially start today. They're also …