Sneaky online shopping


It's getting tougher to shop online at home and keep things secret from your loved ones.

If you want to make your gift truly a surprise, you don't want to get caught in the act of shopping if your entire history in on the family computer.

There could be worse things to sneak around about online.

KTRH's High Tech Texan, Michael Garfield said loved ones can check your browse history.

“Odds are, after you search, you’re going to start seeing some advertising, some banners, some pop-ups for specific products and that’s going to be number one a big giveaway and hint that somebody in that family is shopping for a specific product,” said Garfield.

He recommended to use your smartphone, instead. Use a cellular signal, not WiFi. 

Also, spouses can see all the credit card bills, so think about a different payment method,

“You may want to think about using a secondary account, getting another credit card or going out and buying a gift card, maybe it’s a debit card, and so no one sees that purchase on your specific credit card bill,” said Garfield.

Lastly, when those gifts are delivered, consider having them go to some place other than your house—like shipping to a neighbor, relative or picking them up at a Fed Ex or UPS location.


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