The online consumer guide claimed that
Schemes are being launched allowing shoppers to register their
"This protects you against identity fraud and identity theft because the retailer whoever they might be knows that you have that card in your possession and that only you know the password," said director of shopsafe.co.uk Simon Crisp.
People should also use sites that have been recommended and ensure they print off receipts, he added.
Consumer group Which? recently reported that 69 per cent of Brits will do their shopping for Christmas over the internet this year, in order "to avoid the crowds and compare prices more easily".
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