Problem-Free Online Shopping

By Kristi Nelson
|  Thursday, Oct 21, 2010  |  Updated 2:40 PM CDT
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If you're doing your holiday shopping online this year, there are some things you should keep in mind to keep yourself safe and your season jolly.

Kristi Nelson, NBCDFW.com

If you're doing your holiday shopping online this year, there are some things you should keep in mind to keep yourself safe and your season jolly.

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If you're already thinking about holiday shopping, there's things to keep in mind to keep your online shopping season jolly.

The president and CEO of Neospire Inc., a website hosting company, says shopping online is easy.

“It's so much easier than going store to store to store to find out what's the best deal out there," Mitch Gervis said.

He said shoppers should make sure the websites they visit are secure. Look for the letter “s” after “http” in the Web address.

"The 's' is for secure site,” Gervis said. “That means the website you're visiting has an SSL certificate, which means the site has been verified by a third-party provider that they are who they say they are.”

Gervis said shoppers should also made sure they have antivirus protection, choose strong passwords and use credit cards instead of debit cards.

More: Neospire's 7 Tips for Safe Online Holiday Shopping.

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