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Pay online or by mail? which is safer?

Paying bills online is considered safer than paying by mail, according to Javelin Strategy & Research.2 That's because most thieves generally obtain personal data through low-tech means, such as rummaging through trash for household bills or copying a credit card number while your card is out of your possession at a restaurant or fast food drive-through window. When you make payments online, your information is encrypted over the Internet. Many of today's security experts say the safest route is to eliminate as many paper statements, bills and checks as you can, and replace them with electronic transactions, such as e-bills and online bill pay.