While I do my best to support the local, little man as much as I can, there are still many times when necessity, budget and my own personal sanity mean shopping from the comfort of my computer is really attractive. This past Christmas, a good chunk of my holiday shopping was done online.
But a few months ago after some pretty serious and scary fraud attempts with my credit card in the Mac Apple Store I'm more cautious than ever about throwing around my numbers, passwords and security codes on any old website.
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As someone who's had a close call with fraud but still needs the convenience of online shopping it provides a lot of peace of mind.This post is brought to you by V.me by Visa. Online payment. Simple and secure.