10 Tips for Safe Shopping “Online”
How to avoid the intrusion of these criminals? Here are 10 safe guides to do online buying:
1. Research the website where you shop
These tips should be done if you shop like an online outfit on a website that you are not familiar with. Check the seller’s phone number and call.
If not convincing, visit the search engine Google or Yahoo and then enter the name of the website. Look for reviews from their customers. If something goes wrong, please, just leave that website.
2. Read carefully the website policy against your personal data
Do not get in the policy there are points that mentions that the manager of the website may provide personal data to other parties.
Also read the Return Policy. Since the purchased item can not be seen physically, there must be a warranty if the item sent is flawed, you may send the defective item back and of course be replaced with a new item or your money back.
Also check who is paying for the return of the item.
3. Check the package of goods by reading the product description carefully.
Look for branded goods that are sold at very large discounts.
4. Do not be easily tempted cheap goods, but this is the trusted special offers
Do not rush to fall in love with the offer of goods at cheap prices coming from e-mail, let alone asking for ID and password without permission from the owner of e-mail. That’s usually a spammer job.
But be careful, spammers can also seduce. He sends e-mails that seem to come from a good company. Instead, visit the company’s website carefully and direct shopping. Do not via e-mail or pop-up windows.
5. Look for a sign that the website is secure
The mark is usually a padlock image in the status bar (status bar) of the browser. Before entering any personal information, check for the sign.
When you are prompted to enter credit card number registration information, see the website address. Should the website address change from http to ‘shttp’ or ‘https’. This means that the payment information is encrypted, it’s safer anyway.
6. Secure your PC
At least your PC must have an antivirus. Better yet if you have anti spyware and firewall. Remember, the security software must be updated regularly to keep the PC protected from the latest threats. Well, just set the update process automatically.
7. Consider the mode of payment
Payments are usually made by credit card. With a credit card, you have strong evidence that you have made a transaction if the goods are not delivered or not to order.
But, due to the theft of credit card numbers, payments using systems such as PayPal, Transfer Send, or COD may be considered.
8. Check the total price.
Prices of goods, plus the cost of wrap, plus postage, hopefully there is a discount. Compare the total price of a website with another website.
9. Save proof of transaction
Includes product and price descriptions, digital receipts, as well as e-mail copies between you and the seller.
10. Turn off your PC after the transaction
If the PC is turned on, there could be a thief that has embedded malware, take control of the PC and make transactions.