Kim Komando Shares Her Online Shopping Tips

Posted on November 22, 2005

Tech Goddess Kim Komando shares her insider secrets for safe and sucessful online shopping. Kim recommends avoiding using your debit card because your bank account could be overdrawn. She also mentions MasterCard's SecureCode and Visa's Verified by Via programs, which are password challene programs for use when online shopping.
Under the programs, you create a password. Participating online stores will request that password for purchases. The password request appears via a pop-up window, so you might have to disable pop-up blockers. MasterCard ( and Visa ( list participating stores on their websites.

Also, most credit card companies offer numbers for one-time use. Check your card issuer's website for more information. In some cases, a one-time number may only work with stores you designate.
One time use credit cards? You can only use the card one time??? We have chills just thinking about it.

You can read more of Kim's useful -- and sometimes terrifying -- tips here.
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