Shopping Online Safely

Online Shopping

Shopping online has become a part of our lives but some still worry that their credit/debit card details will be in the hands of the wrong person. Nevertheless, online shopping is certainly here to stay and online security will continue to advance. There are arguments that shopping online can be safer than shopping over the phone or even in person, as you never hand your card details over to another person. When thinking of shopping online just remember to follow these safety tips to keep your online shopping a safe and secure experience. Before any one shop online they should first consider the safety before making an online purchase/s.

Tips to Keep Online Shopping Safe and Secure

1. Ensure that you know the identity, location and contact details of the online retailer.
2. Find out more about the company’s reputation (whether it is a good or bad company to shop with, exchange and return policies).
3. Find out about billing, guarantees and delivery before you buy.
4. Read the site’s privacy policy.
5. Only use secure websites if you are transferring funds.
6. Ensure you enter the correct information.
7. Use a credit card with online fraud protection.
8. Install a Phishing Filter.
9. Record purchase details, save your confirmation invoice.
10. Be aware of email scams designed to part you from your credit card information.

Advantages of Shopping Online

We tend to shop online to avoid:

  • traffic jams
  • avoiding the rush
  • CNG crisis
  • security concerns in the city
  • shopping from the convenience of our home or office.
  • buying anytime you want
  • wide selections
  • discounts
  • free shipping
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