Shop Shield is an excellent tool for protecting yourself while shopping online. As PCMag.com explains
, it's a secure payment service that lets you make online purchases while exposing as little personal information as possible. For example, while you’re checking out online, Shop Shield will manufacture a disposable e-mail address for the purchase so your regular address has no chance of being compromised. Shop Shield will even provide you with a one-time use credit card number for the purchase, so the only information you end up providing is your shipping address.
It also offers protection against phishing and spam
. All of this may sound extreme, but it could come in handy during the holiday season when you do most of your shopping. The site even has a 60-day free trial so you can protect your identity well into the new year without losing a dime. Prices vary after that, with options to pay 99 cents each time you use the service, or pay a blanket fee of $9.99 per month
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