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Safe Surfing

While shopping online, you might reveal or give away information in other places as well. The following sections discuss some rules for dealing with this.

There Are No Free Lunches: Watch Out for Sites That Offer Rewards or Prizes if You Give Them Information

If you give away this information, you're probably giving it away not only to one promotion, but to a bunch of other marketing groups, as well. If the site has a privacy policy, it may well be so worded to promise nothing. If you're tempted to enter a sweepstakes or contest, think twice. The odds of you winning are terrible, and the real winners are the marketing folk who have your info.


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