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11 Tips for Safe Online Shopping

11 Tips for Safe I Online Shopping They don't need your details TIP #1 If an online seller will ask you about something simple like birthday date or, even worse, details connected to the number of your credit card, it's definitely a trap and somebody just want to steal your identity. Only strong passwords are allowed! TIP #2 People often make the same mistake typing something like „123456789" as their passwords using with most important accounts. You should choose an extremly difficult character string while banking and shopping online. Find familiar websites TIP #3 Taking everything under control is a base of trust, so once you will find a trustworthy online store, you shouldn't look for the other one only to find the same product but less expensive. Always check the statements TIP #4 Sellers are obliged to send you bills and other documents during the whole purchase process. Don't forget to check your electronic statements for credit cards and bank accounts regularly, because even when you're sleeping somebody may steal your precious money. Avoid shopping in the public TIP #5 Don't even think about byuing something using public computer or terminal, because you can never be sure that it's safe. Privatize your WiFi TIP #6 The next tip is connected with the previous one, because if you use your own WiFi hotspot, it should be fully protected. Trust your mobile devices TIP #7 Remember – trust only the apps from retailers you know. When you will decide what exactly you want to buy, you can make the purchase directly in the app Count the cards TIP #8 Beware of all the gift cards, because using them is sometimes an easy way to frauders to steal your money or personal details. Don't even think about buying them on auctions – they are without any funds the most often. Inoculate your PC TIP #9 Swindlers are really clever – they don't need any invitation to send you something helpful for them to steal your money or identity. That's why it is important to protect your PC, laptop or mobile devices – all connected to Internet – against the malware. Look for the lock TIP #10 Always check if shopping online process is protected. If it starts with HTTPS:// it have SSL (secure sockets layer) which is a guarantee of safe purchase protection. Check also if before the adress appears an icon of locked padlock. Know what is too good to be true TIP #11 Always check things twice and follow your common sense – there are lots of bargains which are traps even if they look safely. Don't send money overseas even when your friends is asking and always check the details provided. Source %24

11 Tips for Safe Online Shopping

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Infographics presents 11 tips for safe online shopping. Designed by Paweł Kijko for SimplyTick blog


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