Shop only from reputable sites, and make sure the sites use a secure checkout.
Check if the URL begins with https, as this is far more secure than a http URL.
Avoid clicking on any random pop-ups too, as there's a strong likelihood that these could contain viruses.
Think about what you are sharing on social networks - stop and consider if you should be posting your personal information on your profiles.
If you have any queries about staying safe online, contact IT Services by emailing IT.Services@lboro.ac.uk.