Attention online shoppers: Here are a state official’s 10 safety tips

The Grinch’s followers will be on the prowl as Santa Claus helpers take advantage of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday online sales.

Florida Commissioner Nikki Fried, who leads the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, issued a list of tips on Wednesday to help online shoppers stay safe.

“Consumers need to be on the lookout for potential fraud to keep their personal and financial data secure,” Fried said in a statement.

Here is Fried’s list:

1. Verify the site is secure: Before you enter your payment information, verify that the website address begins with https. The S stands for SECURE

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