Ten helpful hints everyone can use to ensure they have a safe and productive online shopping experience this year

December 1, 2008

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NEW YORK, NY - With Cyber Monday approaching and online shopping expected to be popular again this holiday season, Sortprice.com is committed to enhancing the online shopping experience for everyone. To help, Sortprice has compiled a list of "Ten Commandments" every shopper should follow to ensure a safe, secure and most of all, productive shopping experience as they comb the internet for gifts this year:

* Be thorough in your research: utilize all the resources the internet provides, compare prices and search for online-only bargains to guarantee that you're saving money at this critical economic time. * Carefully review every online retailer's terms and conditions as well as their return policies, as they vary industry-wide. * Update your home computer's anti-virus software and security tools before you start shopping, and if using a wireless connection, make sure it's encrypted with a password. * Order in advance to ensure you don't get hurt by holiday shipping delays and check stock availability for a given product before you place an order. * Beware of certain promotional emails requesting personal information or promising a special deal as they could be part of a 'phishing' scam. * Create or update new online passwords that are unique and difficult to steal.avoid pet names, birthdays, etc. and incorporate numbers and characters. * Use credit cards instead of debit cards - you'll be better protected from fraud and face less liability in the event of your card number being stolen. * Shop only on certifiably secure websites: look for 'https://' URLs that indicate secure connections when placing orders and entering personal information. * Be diligent about where you disclose personal information - including phone numbers, addresses and financial information - and avoid unverifiable entities. * Look for delivery guarantees from online retailers and always keep hard copies of email confirmations of orders and delivery status.

"Fraud and identify theft are two lumps of coal no shopper wants this year," said Doron Simovitch, Sortprice co-founder and CEO. "With a little effort and attention though, every consumer can protect themselves and maximize the benefits of online holiday shopping."

Sortprice.com is committed to consumer safety and security with its Certified Merchant program, recognizing retailers that adhere to the highest standards of fair pricing, customer service and safe online shopping. These merchants display the Certified Merchant seal on their Sortprice.com listings, offering shoppers added peace of mind. SortPrice.com, founded in 2004, has grown into one of the internet's most popular shopping search engines. With advanced search technology and a simple interface, the site features millions of products from thousands of merchants nationwide. Learn more at: www.sortprice.com

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