The closer Christmas approaches the more people that start to do their shopping for friends and family gifts. The lines will start to increase majorly in stores. The other option is online buying.
Some people still are not comfortable with shopping online because of all the fraudulent things associated with the internet. I would like to just share a safe way to buy online.
Don’t Be Afraid Be Cautious
Shopping online is convenient and makes it easier to find products or items you may have interest in. There is nothing wrong with shopping online.
If you shop at a store you still run the risk of fraudulent things happening from information theft to straight physical theft. But we still manage to shop successfully as you will online as well.
Below are a few tips to follow…
- Use familiar websites
If you are using the actual store website you will feel a little more comfortable. I have websites in which I have Amazon products.
So whoever purchases will be on the Amazon website when they make a purchase. Affiliate sites are pretty trustworthy because of that fact.
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- Look for the https on a site
This means the site has an SSL certificate and what that means is that site has a cryptographic key and activates a green padlock and the https protocol that gives a secure connection from the web server to the browser.
- Don’t give out sensitive personal information
You should not have to give out social security numbers, date of birth or any other information that may put you at risk of identity theft when making a purchase.
- Have good malware for your device
This will help from giving criminals access to your computer to gain your information using tactics like the trojan horse method in which you actually let them in through email or any other way they may devise.
- Be aware of the risk using mobile devices
Only make purchases on store apps when using your mobile device. You can shop around but if you are going to make a purchase know where you are buying from.
I mentioned earlier how Affiliate sites divert you to places like Amazon or Walmart to complete your purchase depending on who they are marketing for.
- Check your statements regularly
This will keep you aware what is going on with your account and will allow you to catch any fraudulent charges if any occur.
- Shop at home
If you are at home you will be using your own internet or wi-fi in which you know is secure. You have your password to protect you.
So stay away from those free wi-fi places and please stay off those public internet sources while shopping.
If you combine these things with using strong secure passwords, you will lessen the chance of anything going wrong.
But I always say the same risk of fraud is available whether you shop online or at a department store.
So do some online shopping with confidence and have yourself a very good holiday season and may the gifts be appreciated.
Please take time to view the video below because it presents some very good advice.
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