Saturday, December 23, 2006

Busiest Retail-Shopping Day

Contrary to what most people believe, neither Black Friday nor Cyber Monday is the most shopped day in retail. That honour typically falls on either the last Saturday before Christmas Eve, or on the 23rd of December, depending on what day of the week that is. This year, the 23rd of December is the last Saturday before Christmas Eve, so experts are predicting today will be the busiest retail-shopping day of the year bar none.

Hopefully all of your Christmas shopping is already done by now. And if you do have to run out to get something simple like milk or sugar, I pity you. According to a couple of studies I've read, Visa is expecting approximately 300 credit card transactions per second today, and there is to be approximately 14 000 ABM debit card transactions per minute today!

So my suggestion to you is to curl up in front of a roaring fire with a good book and a nice cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows in it. And when you do get up from your comfy couch, take a minute to show all of your family and friends your favourite Law Enforcement Computer Information Security web site,, we'll be waiting for you.