Safe Shopping: 2021 Edition

I always say that the privacy and security landscapes are constantly evolving, so it seems only fitting that my annual “safe shopping” blog post should become a yearly tradition.

With gift-giving season officially beginning in the United States (and at least a few other places, I presume), I figure this would be a great time to discuss safe shopping tactics. I don’t feel like this needs any sort of real introduction, it’s pretty self-explanatory, so let’s begin.

Take some time to think about which of these strategies can benefit you most. The email masking services I recommend offer apps and plugins for quick,easy use in your day-to-day. A PO Box can be easily added into your routine by renting one nearby or on your way to/from work (if you have a concern about stalkers, you may want to consider getting one in a nearby town instead). Cash can be handy as well to help you stick to a budget. I hope these tips help keep you safer online this holiday season, and good luck finding that perfect gift!

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