Online Shopping is advantageous in a way that you can shop anywhere and also find prices and sit back for your packages to be delivered to your doorstep without ever having to leave the convenience of your own home, but still online shopping has some guidelines you need to take note of so that you won’t fall prey to scammers, here are some of the guidelines.
Requiring More Information than Necessary
If the merchant demands other information apart from shopping address, telephone number, and email address, take caution and think otherwise before proceeding.
You need to Create a Password for the Website
Before shopping, you will need to create a password for the site and also make sure the password is unique and strong with a combination of alphanumeric keys and special keys.
Use a Credit Card or Paypal
When you want to buy something online make sure you are not using debit cards or checks because they do not have the security protections in place you are going to need when an issue arises and also you can use Paypal to pay for the goods if your country supports it.
Always check the Company’s shipping terms
Check or read through the site to see if they give tracking and insurance and also understand the carriers they use, and make sure you are cautious if the item won’t be shipped within 10 days interval.
Check if the site is Secure
Before you plan on entering any of your personal or credit card info onto the shopping site, look to see if the web address on the page begins with “https”, not “http” because the “s” there tells you that the website is secure and encrypted and is ready to protect your information.
Post Modified on 4th September, 2019.