Last Updated : 2020-06-04 07:22:11
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Online shopping is fun and convenient the best part is that if you are lucky, you can get some of the best deals. Your products are delivered at your doorstep and you do not need to step out of your home too. With so many benefits of shopping online, there is a burst of online stores offering a gamut of products. But as it always happens, there are frauds and scams as well. Often customers are cheated by duplicate fraud sites. Here are some safety tips which you should follow.
First and foremost, you need to look for a trusted company only. If you are a first-time shopper, choose reputed brands or those which are in business for a long time. If you visit any new store, check for misspellings in the domain name, offers which seem to be too good, a poorly built site, or a site that asks for your bank details or ATM pin.
You need to check the security aspects of the website. You shouldn t buy anything from an online store that doesn t have a secure sockets layer or SSL installed. If you input your debit or credit card details, the numbers get stored online and can be used by anyone. You might lose money. Also, you need to check the site URL. A secure site will have HTTPS displayed instead of HTTP. Here S stands for security which means the site is secure.
Remember to use strong passwords always. If you shop online quite frequently and if you prefer to save your financial information online, it is recommended that you keep changing your password as frequently as you can. Also, you need to ensure that the password you are using is tough to crack. It should be a combination of alphabets, numerical and special characters. Thus, no one will be able to hack your site.
Online stores often come up with lucrative offers. Though these offers are quite inviting, you should not go for too low prices or offers which seem to be too good to be true. There are chances that you will be delivered damaged goods or poor-quality goods. Remember, low prices are not good always.
Last, but not the least, when you are buying gift cards or coupons, do not miss reading the terms and conditions. People are often tricked by these cards where conditions are so difficult that they are often not met and the offer is never received.
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