11 Must-Know Tips To Protect Your Privacy While Shopping Online

In 2018, the Singapore Police Force revealed that e-commerce scam cases rose 58 per cent. That’s why on Safer Internet Day (Feb 5), we want to show you how to protect yourself online, especially during the festive Chinese New Year period.

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According to a recent Google survey, two out of three Singaporeans go online to prepare for the 15-day CNY celebration. While the convenience of online shopping cannot be overstated, there’s always a degree of risk when you make purchases over the World Wide Web. 

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The Media Literacy Council has launched the Better Internet Campaign with a focus on current cyber-wellness issues aims to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile devices, especially among children and young people.

Find out more about the campaign here and follow these steps to guard your privacy and stay safe online so that you don’t fall victim to a scam or incidents of identity theft: