There is no better time to shop online than the holidays, when the hoards of shoppers can sap your energy and holiday spirit.

But just be aware that the Grinch may be stealing the presents and he might be stealing your personal information if you don’t take precautions for safe online holiday shopping.


To stop the festive period becoming a bonanza for fraudsters, consumers are being encouraged to become wiser to potential online fraud and pay greater attention to personal internet security.

Here are SIX top tips on how to protect yourself while shopping online this Christmas:


WPromote recently released their infographics on the 2013 Christmas holiday shopping statistics. The American holiday shopping season is a high time for consumers, marketers, and businesses alike. We have seen steady year-over-year growth of this yuletide shopping surge.


It started out as a marketing wheeze in the US: Black Friday, a discount shopping extravaganza that follows Thanksgiving weekend and marks the start of the Christmas shopping season. Here's an infograph on how Cyber Monday became the new Black Friday.