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Study: 80 Percent Of US Consumers Willing To Give Personal Info To ‘Trusted Brands’

A solid majority of consumers are wary of allowing marketers to use their personal data, but an even larger majority (79 percent) are willing to provide personal information to a “trusted brand,” and 65 percent of consumers rarely or never read a website’s privacy policy before making a purchase.

03/04/2014

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Ask A Washington DC Expert: Tips For Shopping On Cyber Monday

Shop like an expert this year to ensure you snag the best discounts.

11/12/2013

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Are You a Tax Cheat if You Shop Online Tax-Free?

Buy anything on the Internet lately without paying sales tax? In all but a few states, you’re probably a tax cheat.

05/05/2013

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Feds Seize 132 Domain Names To Stop Knockoff Sales

Federal law enforcement authorities have announced the seizure of 132 domain names in several countries to stop them from selling counterfeit merchandise online.

11/26/2012

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Protect Your Personal Information When Shopping Online

Online shopping doesn’t have to be risky. Here are a few tips to protect your credit/debit card information on the internet.

11/07/2012

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Virginia Online Sales Tax Bill Unanimously Endorsed By Finance Committee

Online shoppers in Virginia could soon be paying a little more. A bill to force online retailers such as Amazon to collect the same sales taxes as brick and mortar shops won unanimous support from the Senate Finance Committee.

02/07/2012

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