Online shopping expected to exceed £5 billion in Dec 07

Figures from APACS show that the number of adults shopping online has more than doubled in the past 5 years and is approaching 30 million.

To help Christmas online shoppers stay free from fraud, APACS has launched www.shopsafeonline.org.uk, which contains information about Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode. These systems make online shopping payments more secure for both consumers and online retailers.

The new website shows how to sign up to these systems and contains the Paying Safely Online advice guide