The passion of online shopping is increasing day by day. As the number of online shopping users is increasing very rapidly, Now their safety becomes the major concerened. So what are the things we can do to protect ourself while doing online shopping
Here I am going to discuss some good to know tips that you can apply while online shopping :-
- Search about the online retailers :-
If you are shopping first time from any new retailer.It is always advised that search everything about the online store from where you are going for shopping.
- Shop from trusted retail store :-
When the word ‘online shopping’ comes to our ear, then name some popular online store hits our mind like : Flipkart, Amazone, ebay, snapdeal and so on..
Read : Top 10 most searching online shopping websites in India
So We recomend ereryone to do shopping from trusted online retailer.
- Be ware of fake website :-
We are all aware of spam email , mostly these email contains attractive offers on a very discounted rate with the link of the website.
Now suppose that the link of the email is written as http://www.amazon.com/bet-offer-price ,When you click the given link this will redirect you to www.somewebsite.com
This will look exactly like amazon.com but its URL i.e address bar will be different, Their main motive is to get your personal information, credit card information, user name, password and all
- Be ware of holiday scams :-
This is very similar of point 4 ie Be ware of fake website .Mostly during the holiday we get emails regarding holiday shopping offers this might contain link of some fake websites so be ware these frauds.Now its Highlight the Security Tips
- Look for https in Address bar :-
We should always look in the address bar of the browser that whether the perticular store use http or https in the website https is better for security purpose, https is stand for ‘secure hypertext transfer protocols’ ex : https://www.anyonlinestore.com
- Ensure that you enters information correctly :-
Almost every online store ask for register before purchasing any thing, So be careful while entering your personal information mainly your email id and phone number
- Double Check the amount correctly before checkout:-
Its might be that you have seen $x to be paid but while making payment it will show you $xx by adding something else that you don’t want to buy. if you won’t check this you might pay $xx insted of $x.
- Check payment gateway :-
At the time of checkout that website will redirect you to online payment gateway, which is used to collect money from the buyer.So again check whether the payment gateway is using https in their address bar or not, amount is correct or not.If you do online shopping frequently then I advise you to remember the name of the payment gateways, you will find the name of the payment gayeways before checkout and also in the address bar.At the time of entering card details and password always try to use virtual keybord insted of physical keybord. Note: for Window OS press Window+R buttons and type OSK and hit enter a virtual keybord will appear on the screen
- Print the order details :-
At last is strongly advised to print your order details. and save a copy along with you.
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